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

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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.

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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