Will MLB Fine Jake Arrieta for “Dent in his Skull” Comment?

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Jake Arrieta had an eventful Saturday night, giving up 6 runs on 11 hits in 4.1 innings pitched.

He hit three batters, including Todd Frazier, who wasn’t happy about getting plunked in the elbow and said some shit to the umpire. After the game, Arrieta stated, “Frazier’s not happy about it, he can come see me and I’ll put a dent in his skull.

Writes Jim Salisbury today at NBC Sports Philadelphia:

Major League Baseball can discipline Arrieta, probably in the form of a fine, for making such an extreme threat, but no conclusion had been reached as of Tuesday afternoon.

Oh yeah, Arrieta has a messed up elbow. Bone spur issue, apparently.

Also Salisbury, after the jump:

According to a source, Arrieta will have have tests on the elbow this week. He has pitched with discomfort in the elbow for some time and his performance has suffered.

Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto knew that Arrieta had been dealing with an elbow issue for some time.

“I know he’s getting an MRI or an X-ray,” Realmuto said at the All-Star Game. “I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I know Jake and if there’s a way he can pitch through it he’s going to try.”

Arrieta has a $20 million player option for next season, which feels very no bueno at this point in time.

Here’s the plunk in question and Jake’s post game comments:

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8 Responses

  1. 117 hits in 107 innings or some such bullshit. Guys blows… and he’s a douchebag. Bit of a Paplebon.

    1. Totally agree. Another wasted contract on a washed up has been. A fraud tough guy just like our president.

  2. real quick, real quick…so i was talking to the guys in the back and on a scale of 1 to 10 they give it about a noine that Arrieta gets fined. I think signing this guy was a bit of a stumble by Klentak, plus that whole speech he gave about Frazier was just a weird rap, a really weird rap. Also this lineup can’t hit against the Mets pitching every series, so if they start to struggle again, maybe Gabe needs to break out the curveball Mac-Hine.

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