Philadelphia Phillies ace Jake Arrieta is currently recovering from knee surgery but is expected to be ready for the start of the 2019 MLB season.
Manager Gabe Kapler told reporters on Wednesday that Arrieta suffered a meniscus injury during offseason weight training, per Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and had surgery a couple of weeks ago.
While Arrieta is expected to be ready for Opening Day, he’ll likely receive very little work while the Phillies are in Florida this spring.
Last season, Arrieta posted a 3.96 ERA and 138/57 K/BB ratio over 172 2/3 innings, going 10-11 in 31 starts. He signed a three-year, $75 million contract last spring and is entering the second year of that deal.