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Phillies RHP Arrieta to be evaluated for bone spurs

July 7, 2019
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Philadelphia Phillies' Jake Arrieta delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Philadelphia Phillies' Jake Arrieta delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, July 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta has bone spurs in his right elbow and will be checked during the All-Star break to see whether surgery is needed.

Manager Gabe Kapler made the announcement Sunday, a day after Arrieta gave up a season-high 11 hits in just 4 1/3 innings during a loss to the New York Mets.

After the game, Arrieta hinted he was having physical problems.

Kapler said the 33-year-old Arrieta recently told him about the trouble. Arrieta had season-ending surgery for bone spurs in 2011 while with Baltimore.

Arrieta is 8-7 with a 4.67 ERA. The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner is in the second season of a three-year, $75 million contract he signed after leaving the Chicago Cubs.

Arrieta hit three Mets batters Saturday night and got into a dustup after plunking Todd Frazier. Arrieta later said that if Frazier was still steamed, “he can come see me and I’ll put a dent in his skull.”

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