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Jake Arrieta takes the mound as the Chicago Cubs continue spring training

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The Chicago Cubs continued spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

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Jake Arrieta talks with Anthony Rizzo after pitching during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Nico Hoerner misses a ground ball during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Nico Hoerner misses a ground ball during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Anthony Rizzo gets a massage during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Anthony Rizzo gets a massage during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Anthony Rizzo talks with Joc Pederson during batting practice at Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Anthony Rizzo talks with Joc Pederson during batting practice at Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Javier Baez stretches before hitting during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Javier Baez stretches before hitting during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Andrew Chafin and Jake Arrieta ride a golf cart after pitching during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Andrew Chafin and Jake Arrieta ride a golf cart after pitching during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Willson Contreras and Joc Pederson ride a golf cart after batting practice during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Willson Contreras and Joc Pederson ride a golf cart after batting practice during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Amee Noehren, 49, and her son Kolby, 11, watch players practice from outside the facility during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Fans were not allowed to attend practice this year in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Amee Noehren, 49, and her son Kolby, 11, watch players practice from outside the facility during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Fans were not allowed to attend practice this year in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Andrew Chafin and Jake Arrieta ride a golf cart after pitching during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Andrew Chafin and Jake Arrieta ride a golf cart after pitching during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Javier Baez stands on the plate during batting practice at Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Javier Baez stands on the plate during batting practice at Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Cubs President Jed Hoyer talks with manager David Ross during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Cubs President Jed Hoyer talks with manager David Ross during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Nico Hoerner throws to first base while running drills during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Nico Hoerner throws to first base while running drills during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Players take batting practice during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Players take batting practice during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Javier Baez carries balls to a basket after hitting during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Javier Baez carries balls to a basket after hitting during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Anthony Rizzo takes swings during batting practice at Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Anthony Rizzo takes swings during batting practice at Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Jake Arrieta pitches during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Jake Arrieta pitches during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Jake Arrieta pitches to Anthony Rizzo during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Jake Arrieta pitches to Anthony Rizzo during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Kris Bryant fields ground balls during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Kris Bryant fields ground balls during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Jake Arrieta pitches during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Jake Arrieta pitches during Cubs spring training at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

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