Arrieta at peace with saving arm for October

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MESA, Ariz. - Jake Arrieta threw a lot of strikes last year, fanning 236 batters in 229 innings.

It earned him a Cy Young Award and the title of the best pitcher in baseball.

But this year, Arrieta isn't focused on individual accolades. He wants a shot at the World Series.

In order to stay fresh for when it counts, the 29-year-old flamethrower is going to have to cut back on his workload.

In 2015, Arrieta tossed four complete games, one of which was his historic no-hitter.

Cubs skipper Joe Maddon says he'll be more mindful of the wear and tear he puts on the ace of his staff, so Arrieta's arm is ready for an even deeper October run.

 

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