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Jake Arrieta Leaves Game with Leg Issue (UPDATE: Hamstring)

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After throwing a wild one in the bottom of the third inning, Jake Arrieta started favoring his right leg (in what appeared to be the hamstring area), and ultimately left the game.


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Arrieta tried to stretch things out after Joe Maddon and the trainer came out, but crumbled when attempting a warmup pitch. It’s conceivable he had a bad cramp, but I won’t sugarcoat it. It looked bad.

More soon.

UPDATE: We still don’t know the depth of the issue, but we do know it’s the hamstring:

In other words, it *COULD* be merely a cramp. Or it could be a hamstring strain. The difference between those two situations i pretty enormous (one could have Arrieta fine for his next start, the other could end his season), so if you’re still on edge, I understand. I am.


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