Jake Arrieta hurt during a game that should’t have even taken place

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Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta was removed from his Grapefruit League start today due to an apparent injury. It’s unclear what the injury is, but Arrieta walked off the field with a trainer after inducing a pop-out in the bottom of the fourth inning. We’ll have an update once we get one.

UPDATE: Arrieta says he has a “stiff shoulder.” He does not think it’s serious.

Of course, this game is taking place after Major League Baseball already decided to suspend spring training due to COVID-19 concerns, effective tomorrow. In light of that, why today’s games went forward continued after that is an open question. If they hadn’t, Arrieta doesn’t get hurt, presumably.