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NL Cy Young winner Arrieta calls PED whispers "flattering"

Jake Arrieta says it is "flattering" that "some of the best players in the game" are spreading rumors that Arrieta is using performance-enhancing drugs.

The National League Cy Young Award winner and Chicago Cubs ace didn't name names Tuesday but said his teammates have heard rumors from other players that the right-hander has used PEDs to fuel his emergence with the Cubs. As manager Joe Maddon says, "we've all become suspicious" in baseball.

"I think it's funny because I've always been in good shape," Arrieta said. "I just sucked early in my career."

Arrieta went from hyped prospect to disappointing big leaguer while...

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