Phillies RHP Arrieta to talk 'elbow plan' with team
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Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta might not continue pitching through a bone spur in his elbow after another rough outing Sunday night.
Arrieta, who was aware of the injury and decided to pitch through it, was rocked for a .302 opponents' batting average in his past 10 starts and has a 5.22 ERA in that span.
He said Sunday night after facing the San Francisco Giants in his latest short stint that he is hoping to sit down with the Phillies early in the week.
"We'll have the off day Monday and maybe have a conversation on Tuesday," Arrieta said, adding that he didn't want to make any rash decisions.
Arrieta, 33, has one year left on a three-year deal he signed in free agency unless he opts out of his deal in November.
He said his concern at present is that his right elbow "hurts every day." However, manager Gabe Kapler said in July, "It's always worth considering if Jake at 85 percent of himself is a better option than what we have at Triple-A."