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August 10, 2011

As expected, Arrieta will have surgery Friday

Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta will have surgery in California on Friday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. It was the expected course of action, but the decision was made after he had a CT scan and MRI today.

Los Angeles Angels team physician Lewis Yocum will perform the surgery on Friday morning. Arrieta said the time has not been determined.

He will be out for at least two months but hopes to begin his normal throwing program in late November or early December and expects to be ready by the spring.

He finished the season 10-8 with a 5.05 ERA in 22 starts.

Posted by Dan Connolly at 9:52 PM | | Comments (2)


Jake: Best wishes on a FULL recovery.
See you in Sarasota in March.

good luck jake!! we truly wish you the best.. Can't help but wonder what if it had been done last winter.. But with him healthy and hopefully Matusz recovered and much stronger we can't help but be better next year..

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A Baltimore native, Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 14 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 10 seasons, including the past six with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

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