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Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta take on the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of play on September 7, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Levine: Arrieta Has Positive First Step

The Cubs got some good news on Sunday as RHP Jake Arrieta threw his first simulated game with no discomfort. Arrieta came up with a sore shoulder in the middle of February. He spent most of the last month rehabbing the arm.

03/16/2014

Travis Wood. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Notebook – Opening Day Starter Competition, Arrieta Throws Bullpen

Manager Rick Renteria still hasn’t named his Opening Day starter.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2014

Junior Lake. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Cubs Agree To Terms With 19 Players On 2014 Contracts

Jake Arrieta, Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Mike Olt and Junior Lake are among those who have agreed to terms.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2014

Jake Arrieta.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Close Home Schedule With Win Vs. Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ hopes of catching up in the NL Central took a big hit Wednesday when Darnell McDonald launched a three-run homer, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win.

670 The Score–09/25/2013

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta take on the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of play on September 7, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Brewers 5-3

Jake Arrieta is trying to earn a roster spot for the Cubs next season. He’ll have to work on his command to solidfy his chances.

09/07/2013

Welington Castillo #53 of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-RBI double against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning on September 1, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Arrieta Shuts Down Phils In Cubs’ 7-1 win

Jake Arrieta allowed three hits and a run while pitching into the seventh inning and catcher Welington Castillo drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Sunday.

09/01/2013

Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals follows through on a three-run home run scoring teammates Ryan Zimmerman #11 and Bryce Harper #34 during the third inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 21, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Nationals Power Past Cubs 11-6

Jayson Werth and Scott Hairston hit three-run homers to lead the Washington Nationals to an 11-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

08/21/2013

Jake Arrieta.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Recall RHP Arrieta Before Cardinals’ Game

The Chicago Cubs have recalled right-hander Jake Arrieta from Triple-A Iowa before Friday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

670 The Score–08/16/2013

Scott Feldman. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Send Feldman, Clevenger To Orioles For Arrieta, Strop

The Cubs added to their international pool Tuesday with a flurry of trades

CBS Chicago–07/02/2013