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Jake Arrieta set for season-ending elbow surgery Friday

Aug 11, 2011, 12:32 PM EDT

Arrieta throwing

After meeting with Dr. Lewis Yocum yesterday Orioles starter Jake Arrieta has decided to undergo season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow.

While he’s done for 2011, the expected recovery timetable of two months should allow him to come into spring training fully healthy next year and the 25-year-old right-hander remains in the Orioles’ long-term rotation plans.

His overall numbers this season aren’t pretty, but Arrieta was 9-4 with a 4.50 ERA and .233 opponents’ batting average in 16 starts through the end of June before fading last month and eventually being shut down.

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