Orioles pitching prospect Jake Arrieta has been invited to major league spring training, but don't get ahead of yourself. He probably isn't a candidate to make the team this year. The Orioles just want to get him some innings against major league competition.
Arrieta pitched for Team USA last summer, which limited his minor league innings. This will give the organization an opportunity to better evaluate him before re-assigning him to the minor leagues.
Though I might also look at this as an indication that the team is not going to add another pitcher, club officials still contend they will view the remaining free agents on a case-by-case basis.
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