July 10, 2019 / 3:03 PM / 11 days ago

Kapler: Arrieta to continue pitching, Phils will monitor

FILE PHOTO: Jun 30, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) takes the pitching mound in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies will continue to use right-hander Jake Arrieta despite a bone spur in his right arm, manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday.

The Phillies’ medical staff will continue to evaluate Arrieta, Kapler said in a local radio interview on SportsRadio 94WIP, and monitor his long-term health.

Arrieta is currently scheduled to start Friday’s game against the Washington Nationals.

Arrieta last pitched on Saturday in a 6-5 loss to the New York Mets, giving up six runs (five earned) on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings. He took the loss, sending his record to 8-7 with a 4.67 ERA.

“Physically, I’m not in a great spot,” Arrieta said afterward. “I think we’ll have a better idea over the next couple of days where I’m at.”

Arrieta also hit three batters during the game and was frustrated in the locker room.

The 33-year-old Arrieta had surgery for a bone spur in his arm late in the 2011 season and was ready in time for the start of the following season.

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