Jake Arrieta SP CHC 7 Days

Jake Arrieta (shoulder) will make at least one more minor league rehab start at Double-A Tennessee before being an option to return to the Cubs rotation.

Cubs manager Rick Renteria was pleased with the reports from Arrieta's first rehab start. Once he's ready to return, he'll replace Carlos Villanueva in the Cubs rotation.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 8 Days

Jake Arrieta (shoulder) tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings in his second rehab start Thursday at Double-A Tennessee.

Arrieta surrendered one unearned run over three innings in his rehab debut last week with Tennessee. He still needs to get his pitch count up and probably won't be an option for the Cubs' rotation until late April. The right-hander had shoulder problems this spring.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 8 Days

Jake Arrieta (shoulder) will make his second minor league rehab start Thursday at Double-A Tennessee.

Arrieta yielded one unearned run over three innings in his rehab debut last week with Tennessee. The Cubs are moving the right-hander along slowly, but he should be a candidate for the rotation around late April. He battled shoulder inflammation for much of spring training.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 16 Days

Jake Arrieta (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday.

Arrieta was limited throughout spring training by shoulder inflammation and is now playing catch-up. The hope is that he will be ready to join the Cubs' starting rotation before the end of April.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 19 Days

Cubs placed RHP Jake Arrieta on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Arrieta showed up to camp with a sore shoulder but has been making progress of late. He could rejoin the Cubs' rotation before the end of April.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 23 Days

Jake Arrieta (shoulder) will throw a 50-pitch simulated game Wednesday.

Arrieta has been behind schedule this spring due to right shoulder soreness, but he's moving closer to game action. While he's set to begin the year on the disabled list, he could be ready to join Chicago's rotation by the end of April if all goes well.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 27 Days

Jake Arrieta (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday.

"I'm hoping the next step is a game," he said Saturday. "We'll talk things over and see where we stand." Arrieta is behind schedule after dealing with some shoulder tightness, but he's getting close to seeing game action. Once healthy and stretched out, the right-hander will likely find himself at the back of the Cubs' rotation.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 29 Days

Jake Arrieta (shoulder) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Friday in Cubs camp.

Arrieta began experiencing discomfort in his right shoulder over the winter and has been eased into action this spring in Cubs camp. He is hoping to join Chicago's starting rotation at some point in April.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 1 Month

Jake Arrieta (shoulder) threw another successful bullpen session Sunday and should be allowed to face hitters soon.

He'll throw another 'pen session Wednesday, increasing his pitch count to 60. After that, he should be allowed to throw live batting practice. "[I'm] spinning everything, everything's sharp, feel great, health's good," Arrieta said Monday. "I recovered today and feel great so far." Arrieta added that he's "really close to being ready," but the right-hander is still expected to begin the year on the DL.

Jake Arrieta SP CHC 1 Month

Jake Arrieta (shoulder) threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time this spring.

It was only 10 pitches, but Arrieta said that it felt "awesome." It's unlikely he'll have enough time to be ready for the start of the season at this point, but he should join the Cubs' rotation at some point in April if there aren't any setbacks.