by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/17/2013) The Orioles optioned Monday's starter Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk, MLB.com reports. Arrieta took the loss against the Tigers to fall to 1-2 with a 7.23 ERA.
Zach Britton will be called up to start Tuesday's game in Detroit as the corresponding roster move.
Jake Arrieta loses spot start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/17/2013) The Orioles gave a spot start to the struggling Jake Arrieta Monday night against one of the best offenses in baseball in Detroit. Arrieta had a predictable evening.
The one-time ace of the Baltimore staff, who has displayed lightning stuff at times through his career but has been unable to harness his command, took the loss to fall to 1-2 with a 7.23 ERA on the year.
Arrieta gave up five earned runs on 10 hits and a walk over 4 2/3 innings. He had some positive moments, but was all too often near the middle of the plate against the dangerous Tigers hitters. It started in the first inning with Miguel Cabrera's two-run homer.
Arrieta threw 82 pitches and struck out three batters. He was given the opportunity to start with Jason Hammel ill, but he has given up 10 runs over his last two starts in the majors spanning 8 2/3 innings.
It is likely that Arrieta has seen the last of a major league mound as a starter for at least a while. Unless Baltimore has another desperate need, he's not expected to get another start. Arrieta could be optioned to the minors or remain with the club in the bullpen.
Jake Arrieta to start Monday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/16/2013) The Orioles will turn to Jake Arrieta to start Monday's series opener at Detroit, MASNSports.com reports. Manager Buck Showalter announced the decision after Baltimore beat the Red Sox Sunday.
Arrieta, who was recalled and placed in the bullpen last week, has a 6.63 ERA over 19 innings this season for Baltimore. Arrieta is 3-3 over seven games and six starts with Triple-A Norfolk, including a 5.50 ERA with 23 Ks in 36 innings.
Jake Arrieta returns to Baltimore
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (6/14/2013) Orioles starter Jake Arrieta has been called up by the major-league club.
Arrieta was unable to straighten things out in Triple-A, posting a 5.50 ERA in six starts. He was demoted by the Orioles earlier in the year for posting a 6.63 ERA in the majors. He will likely pitch out of the team's bullpen for the time being.
Could Jake Arrieta use a change of scenery?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6/4/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Jake Arrieta had a disastrous outing Monday for Triple-A Norfolk, allowing eight runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. One scout gave MASNsports.com his take on Arrieta, who has bounced between Triple-A and Baltimore for the second straight season.
"Arrieta maybe needs to be out of there," the scout said. "Maybe he could do something someplace else. I don't know what the deal is with him, but it's certainly not working. With his stuff ... he reminds me a lot of Phil Hughes. He throws so many pitches right down the middle and he gives up a zillion home runs. He's got good stuff, but his fastball is pretty straight, like Arrieta, and he gets too much of the plate and gets hammered.
"The thing about pitching, and what he's got to learn about pitching, is that when you get in trouble, go softer, not harder. Arrieta goes harder. That's the one thing (Chris) Tillman has learned is to throttle down. He used to rear back and throw 10 fastballs as hard as he could. Now he softens up and goes the other way. It just works out better for you."
Jake Arrieta awful in Triple-A start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/3/2013) Pitcher Jake Arrieta struggled in a start for Triple-A Norfolk Monday, throwing 99 pitches, 60 for strikes, MASNSports.com reports.
He surrendered eight runs on 10 hits, including two home runs, in 5 2/3 innings. Arrieta, who was demoted by the by the Orioles, was sharp in his first start back in the minors after he spent time in the Baltimore bullpen.
Jake Arrieta sharp in return to Triple-A rotation
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/29/2013) Orioles minor-league starter Jake Arrieta made his first start with Triple-A Norfolk Wednesday since being optioned from Baltimore, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Arrieta gave up just one hit over five shutout innings with two walks and two strikeouts. He threw 80 pitches with 48 strikes. Arrieta saw fewer pitches because he'd been throwing out of the bullpen while up in the majors.
Jake Arrieta headed back to Triple-A rotation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/23/2013) The Orioles optioned starting pitcher Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk Thursday to clear a roster spot for Kevin Gausman, who was slated to make his MLB debut. Arrieta is 1-1 with a 6.63 ERA in four starts this season for Baltimore.
Jake Arrieta likely odd man out
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta could go from being the best option to start Thursday at Toronto to being optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk, MASNSports.com reports.
The Orioles have reportedly decided to call up highly touted phenom Kevin Gausman from Double-A Bowie to start Thursday. Arrieta and T.J. McFarland were said to be the only two candidates for that start, but things changed for manager Buck Showalter, general manager Dan Duquette and the Orioles.
The Orioles need to make room the roster and it appears Arrieta is the most likely candidate to be sent out with McFarland a Rule 5 player that needs to stay on the roster.
Showalter said a lot will depend on what happens with his bullpen over the next day or two. Arrieta appears to be the favorite to get the nod at this point.
Arrieta was sent down after making four starts this year and going 1-1 with a 6.63 ERA. He was sent down to Triple-A Norfolk to work on his command and he displayed enough improvement to return in the bullpen.
Jake Arrieta takes 'emotions out of it'
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta, who was recalled Saturday and will pitch in long relief for Baltimore, said he's learned to take the emotions out of his pitching, the Baltimore Sun reports.
"Absolutely, and sometimes that’s what it takes," Arrieta said. "What I really did is I started to take the emotions out of it."
Arrieta realizes he'll be filling a need in the bullpen. "I just want to be part of helping the team win," he said.
There is a small chance that Arrieta could be asked to start Monday or Tuesday against the Yankees.
Orioles bring back Jake Arrieta
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) The Orioles recalled Jake Arrieta from Triple-A Norfolk. Arrieta will presumably be used out of the bullpen, MLB.com reports.
Arrieta was optioned to the minors due to poor performance and command.
He worked on things with Norfolk and went 2-1 with a 2.75 ERA over three starts with 17 Ks over 19 2/3 innings. He only walked three batters.
Arrieta completed a bullpen session Tuesday without any setbacks. He has been out of action since May 7 with the injury. The right-hander is 2-1 with a 2.75 ERA through his first three starts for Norfolk.
Orioles mulling next move with Jake Arrieta
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Jake Arrieta said his shoulder was feeling better following a bullpen session Tuesday, according to MASNsports.com. No decision has been made about when Arrieta, who has been diagnosed with a shoulder strain, will throw again for Triple-A Norfolk, but the team should have a better idea Friday.
Jake Arrieta almost back on minors mound
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Orioles starter Jake Arrieta, who began the year in the rotation but was demoted to Triple-A Norfolk, continues to be sidelined with a right shoulder strain, MLB.com reports. Arrieta was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday as he's nearing a return to the mound.
Jake Arrieta dealing with shoulder strain
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Jake Arrieta was considered for promotion for Sunday's game. Instead, the team chose to keep him in the minors due to a right shoulder strain.
Arrieta was skipped in the rotation at Triple-A Norfolk Sunday to provide him extra rest. Manager Buck Showalter told the Baltimore Sun that he's not concerned with Arrieta's injury. However, Arrieta could be pushed back or skipped entirely in the rotation. The 27-year-old is 2-1 with a 2.75 ERA in three starts at Triple-A. He has struck out 17 and walked three over that span.
Jake Arrieta getting extra rest at Triple-A
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Jake Arrieta was skipped in the rotation at Triple-A Norfolk Sunday to provide him extra rest, according to The Baltimore Sun. Arrieta had his worst start for Norfolk since his demotion in his last time out Tuesday, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings.
Arrieta is 2-1 with a 2.75 ERA and .225 opponents' batting average in three starts for Norfolk. He's managed 17 strikeouts to three issues walked in 19 2/3 innings.
Jake Arrieta thriving since demotion
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has won both of his starts for Triple-A Norfolk since his late April demotion. Arrieta also has a 1.38 ERA and .191 opponents' batting average.
He's managed 15 strikeouts to one walk, while allowing two runs and nine hits in 13 innings.
Jake Arrieta solid in Triple-A start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Orioles demoted starter Jake Arrieta made his first start for Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, MASNSports.com reports. As expected, he dominated.
Arrieta tossed six scoreless innings without walking a batter. He struck out eight and allowed only three hits, getting seven ground ball outs. After walking 16 batters over 19 innings for the Orioles, he definitely showed improvement.
Expected to overpower minor-league hitters, Arrieta still struggled with command. He needed 94 pitches to go six and only 54 of those were strikes.
"It's hard," Orioles catcher Matt Wieters said when asked about Arrieta. "I've known Jake for a long time, so to see a guy have to go down...but sometimes that's what you need to be able to figure some things out. For me, it's really feel for Jake. Throughout the course of a game, occasionally he'll just lose the feel for his fastball or even his breaking ball. And that's where he gets himself in trouble."
Orioles demote Jake Arrieta
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Jake Arrieta was demoted to Triple-A Norfolk Monday, according to multiple sources. Arrieta has struggled in most of his first four starts, going 1-1 with a 6.63 ERA.
Arrieta has walked (16) nearly as many batters as he had struck out (20) in 19 innings. The Orioles have promoted Alex Burnett from Triple-A Norfolk to take Arrieta's roster spot, but no replacement in the rotation has been named.
Arrieta has another Jake-yll-and-Hyde performance
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Orioles starter Jake Arrieta had another Jekyll-and-Hyde performance on Sunday against the Dodgers in the series finale from Baltimore.
Arrieta retired the first six batters he faced before coming undone in the third inning. He gave up just one run as he worked out of a jam and proceeded to go 1-2-3 in the fourth inning for the Orioles.
He imploded in the fifth. Arrieta walked a batter and followed that by hitting Justin Sellers with a pitch. After another walk to load the bases, Mark Ellis singled home two runs. Arrieta was replaced, but the bullpen allowed all his inherited runners to score as the Dodgers took the lead. Baltimore never got it back and Arrieta suffered the loss to fall to 1-1 on the year.
The 27-year-old has been his own worst enemy. Arrieta gave up five earned runs on just two base hits with five walks and six strikeouts over just four official innings. He threw 91 pitches over that span and his ERA is at 6.63.
Over 19 innings this season, Arrieta has struck out 20 with only 15 base hits allowed. While that can be considered dominance, he's also walked 16 batters and hasn't gone deeper than five innings in any performance with an ugly WHIP of 1.63.
Arrieta will need to figure things out and learn to get deeper into games or Baltimore will ask him to work on it in the minors as they did last year. Arrieta still has options remaining. He is expected to next take the mound for Baltimore on Saturday at Oakland.
Jake Arrieta all over the place for first win
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Orioles starter Jake Arrieta more or less did what his manager asked of him Tuesday night at home against Tampa Bay. It wasn't easy, but Arrieta earned his first win of the season.
"I want to see him give us a chance to win. That's all I want to see him do," manager Buck Showalter told MASNSports.com before the game. Arrieta (1-0) still needed 112 pitches to go just five innings, but he's gone five frames in all three starts.
Arrieta, who was up to 65 pitches after three innings, struck out five of the last seven batters he faced. That said, he walked the other two and finished the game with five free passes allowed. He allowed just one earned run, however, coming on a Desmond Jennings home run on the first pitch of the game.
His stuff was outstanding as Arrieta worked around his walks and gave up just three hits, striking out seven. His ERA after three starts is at 5.40. He'll look to keep improving when he next takes the mound Sunday against the Dodgers. The first thing he'll do is look to throw more strikes as he's walked 11 in his first 15 innings with 14 Ks.
Jake Arrieta struggles again with command
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Orioles starter Jake Arrieta once again struggled badly with his command on Wednesday night during a rain-soaked start in Boston. Arrieta surrendered four walks over five innings in a no-decision.
Continuing to display excellent stuff but poor command, Arrieta gave up three earned runs on three hits and four walks over five innings and 69 pitches. The game went into a rain delay tied at three runs apiece and Tommy Hunter came back out for Baltimore when it was over.
Arrieta struck out two batters and his ERA after two outings is 7.20. He's walked six over his first 10 innings with seven strikeouts. The 27-year-old will look to figure things out when he next takes the mound on Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Jake Arrieta has poor track record vs. Boston
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Jake Arrieta heads into Wednesday's start at Boston looking for his first career win against the Red Sox. Arrieta enters play 0-3 with a 6.00 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in five career outings (four starts) against Boston.
Arrieta is 0-1 with an 8.53 ERA in his career at Fenway Park.
Orioles make rotation changes for Boston series
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) The Orioles have announced their upcoming rotation probables for the three-game series in Boston beginning Monday. Baltimore manager Buck Showalter plans to startWei-Yin Chen Monday, Jake Arrieta Wednesday and Chris Tillman Thursday, reports MLB.com.
Miguel Gonzalez, who was expected to make his second start of the season Tuesday, will be pushed back to at least Friday in New York to open the series against the Yankees.
This arrangement should mean that Chen will make two starts next week.
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta gave up five runs and seven hits over five innings during Baltimore's 9-5 win over Minnesota Friday. The right-hander showed no problems with a minor blister issue that hampered him earlier this week and posted five strikeouts to just two walks in a no-decision.
Arrieta will take the hill for his next scheduled start Thursday at Boston, which roughed him up for a 7.04 ERA in two games (one start) last season.
Jake Arrieta pitches through blister Sunday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Orioles starter Jake Arrieta, who opens his season at home on April 5 against Minnesota, tossed five innings during a minor-league game Sunday, reports MASNSports.com.
Arrieta came down with a blister during the start, though he was able to finish 75 pitches. He did not throw sliders or curveballs, however, due to the blister on the inside of his middle finger.
"It needs a couple days to let that nail grow out and just kind of let that skin generate, but I'm all good to go," he said. "You've just got to be careful about not cutting that nail too deep. That's the main thing there. That's an error on my part for cutting it a little too short, but now I know."
Arrieta gave up a run in the second inning but got stronger as the outing progressed Sunday. "I really commanded my sinker to both sides of the plate really well," Arrieta said.
Jake Arrieta officially earns starting spot
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013) After days of beating around the bush, the Orioles have officially named Jake Arrieta the club's fifth starter, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Arrieta was brilliant in spring, as he allowed just three runs on 13 hits and eight walks with 16 strikeouts over 17.1 innings. He'll be looking to redeem his poor 2012, as he allowed a brutal 6.20 ERA (68 ERA+) despite a 3.11 K/BB in 18 starts.
Jake Arrieta expected to pitch Orioles' fourth game
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013)Jake Arrieta is expected to start the Orioles' fourth game, their home opener on April 5, the Baltimore Sun reports.
With Chris Tillman headed to the disabled list until April 6, Arrieta's first start has been pushed up a day. Although the Orioles have not officially announced Arrieta as their fifth starter, the Sun called him the "overwhelming" favorite for the job.
Jake Arrieta throws in minors game
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Orioles starter Jake Arrieta threw six innings in a minor-league game Tuesday, MLB.com reports. The right-hander is expected to pitch again Sunday.
Arrieta, who is competing for the final spot in the rotation, has a 1.56 ERA over five Grapefruit League appearances with 16 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings.
Jake Arrieta extends scoreless streak
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/21/2013) Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta made his case to be included in the team's rotation with a stellar start against the Pirates Thursday. The righty shut out the Pirates for six innings while striking out nine batters and walking two.
Arrieta hasn't allowed a run in 14 2/3 innings for the Orioles and is one of several options for the team's fifth starter slot. If he wins the job, he could be an intriguing option in AL-only leagues with his strong performance this spring.
Jake Arrieta leading for final rotation spot?
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) MASNSports.com suggests Sunday that Jake Arrieta has taken over the lead in the running for the No. 5 rotation spot for Orioles manager Buck Showalter.
Arrieta has gone his last 8 2/3 spring innings scoreless and, although he gets behind in counts far too often, appears to have a leg up on the likes of Zach Britton, Jair Jurrjens and Steve Johnson. Brian Matusz also remains in the mix.
Jake Arrieta shows his stuff
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Orioles' rotation candidate Jake Arrieta took the mound on Saturday in a Grapefruit League start against Toronto. Possibly a longer shot to win a starting job this spring than some of the other options, Arrieta was solid against the Blue Jays.
Last season's opening day starter, Arrieta went 4 2/3 scoreless innings on Saturday. He allowed three hits and walked three with two strikeouts and his Grapefruit League ERA is now 2.38.
Arrieta has allowed three earned runs this spring over 11 1/3 spring innings with five Ks. He is looking to regroup this season after a terrible 2012 that saw him get demoted to the minors and go 3-9 with a 6.20 ERA over 24 appearances and 18 starts for the Orioles.
Arrieta displays quick rebound
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/11/2013) Trying to earn a job in the Orioles' rotation, pitcher Jake Arrieta allowed only two hits over four scoreless innings during Baltimore's 4-3 Grapefruit League loss to Pittsburgh on Monday. Arrieta, the team's opening-day starter last year, became the first Orioles pitcher to throw four innings this spring training. "We didn't really talk about it much but I assumed that I'd go four, depending upon where my pitch count was at that point in time," said Arrieta, who finished with five strikeouts and no walks. "As far as what's in the tank, I feel like I could go six or seven innings right now."
Light bulb goes off for Arrieta
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/6/2013) After allowing three earned runs in 2 2/3 innings over his first two spring appearances, Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta felt better in a start against Spain's World Baseball Classic team Wednesday, allowing just an unearned run on three hits with one walk and two strikeouts in three innings. "Sometimes throughout the week before a start, a light bulb will go off. Whether it's something small mechanically in the bullpen or something you are doing on a certain pitch to kind of help you progress and be more consistent with that pitch -- and that's happened over the past couple bullpens. I've had two real good sides leading into this game. So, things are really starting to tighten up," Arrieta said.
Arrieta has ugly line against Yanks
(2/27/2013) Orioles pitcher Jake Arrieta gave up three earned runs on two hits and two walks over 1 2/3 innings (39 pitches) against the Yankees on Wednesday. In his first appearance last weekend, Arrieta pitched an inning of no-hit ball. To be fair to Arrieta, however, two of those runs were let in by T.J. McFarland, who allowed a bases-loaded triple to Brett Gardner in relief. Other than the two walks where I was in some good counts and I was trying to be a little too aggressive with my fastball, I pulled a couple out off the zone, said Arrieta, who threw 38 pitches (21 for strikes), per The Baltimore Sun. Thats something Ive done in the past thats really what Ive worked at overcoming -- just being a lot more fluid and smoother in my deliveries. The two hits I gave up were just weak-hit ground balls through the infield so I dont know if there was an out recorded in the air. I felt like I had some really good downhill, I felt like they were taking some pretty weak swings.
Arrieta makes spring debut
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/23/2013) Orioles starting candidate Jake Arrieta entered Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Twins in the second inning after starter Zach Britton. Arrieta pitched a hitless inning with one walk and no runs allowed. He did not have a strikeout in his first appearance of the spring. Arrieta is attempting to win the final rotation spot for the Orioles this spring. Britton is also up for that spot. "For the short amount of work in todays game, I was pretty pleased with it, he told MLB.com.