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FAAB Factor - NL: Many Happy Returns

Jan Levine

Jan Levine

Levine covers baseball, basketball and hockey for RotoWire. In addition to his column writing, he's the master of the MLB and NHL cheatsheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets.

National League - FAAB - 8/18/13

Starting Pitching:

Jake Arrieta, Cubs - Arrieta, who came to the Cubs along with Pedro Strop for Scott Feldman on July 2, was called up again from Triple-A Iowa, likely to stay this time. In seven outings at Iowa, Arrieta posted a 2-2 record, 3.56 ERA, 1.582 WHIP, and 11.57 K/9IP in 30.1 innings. He tossed six innings of one-run ball in his first start with the Cubs on July 30 and upped that Friday, surrendering zero runs on just two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in seven innings. With Chicago looking to the future, Arrieta should stay in the rotation the remainder of the season, as Carlos Villanueva has been moved to the bullpen. Mixed: $4; NL: $11.

Scott Baker, Cubs - Baker, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, threw a bullpen session Monday and once more during the week before resuming his rehab assignment at High-A Daytona on Saturday. Baker's last three rehab starts

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