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.