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Another chance for Arrieta? 'In mix' for Padres opening

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Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish spent alternating stints in the Cubs starting rotation. 

Now, there's a chance the former Chicago aces' paths cross on a different club.

San Diego is looking at free agent veteran starting pitchers after placing Darvish (lower back tightness) on the 10-day IL Sunday, and Arrieta is "in the mix," according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Arrieta's second stint with the Cubs ended Thursday when the Cubs released the 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner after a rough few months. In 15 starts since April 30, he posted an 8.95 ERA.

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Arrieta and Darvish were both free agents in the 2017-18 offseason, and the Cubs signed the latter while Arrieta eventually landed a multi-year deal with the Phillies.

The Cubs brought Arrieta back last winter after trading Darvish, the 2020 NL Cy Young Award runner-up, to San Diego in a salary dump.

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