Chicago Cubs activate Jake Arrieta to start vs. Tigers

Apr 20, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) delivers against the New York Mets during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs activated right-hander Jake Arrieta from the 10-day injured list to start Friday’s road game against the Detroit Tigers.

Arrieta went on the IL due to a cut on his pitching thumb. He missed one start.

Arrieta, 35, is 3-3 with a 4.31 ERA, 12 walks and 28 strikeouts in six starts this season.

The 2015 National League Cy Young Award winner is in his first season of his second stint with the Cubs. He also pitched in the Windy City from 2013-17.

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Chicago also activated infielder Nico Hoerner from the IL and optioned outfielder Nick Martini and right-hander Jason Adam to Triple-A Iowa.

The 24-year-old Hoerner sustained a forearm injury after violently colliding on May 2 with Ian Happ, who is still sidelined with bruised ribs.

Hoerner is batting .389 with six doubles and seven RBIs in 11 games.

Martini, 30, went 1-for-5 (.200) in five games with the Cubs, while the 29-year-old Adam compiled an 8.22 ERA in nine relief appearances.

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