Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Tyler Chatwood signs 3-year, $38 million deal with Cubs

Cubs sign starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to 3-year deal Cubs sign starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to 3-year deal
Cassandra Gardner | 08 December, 2017, 01:38

Adding Chatwood boosts a rotation that will likely lose former Cy Young Award victor Jake Arrieta and veteran John Lackey.

According to multiple sources, including Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic, the Chicago Cubs have signed right-handed starter Tyler Chatwood to a three-year contract worth $38m. Last season Chatwood was 8-15 with a 4.69 ERA in 33 appearances (25 starts) for the Colorado Rockies last season.

Chatwood passes the age test with his 28th birthday coming next weekend, and his GB% and road numbers suggest that he will be a fine addition in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. On the road, he recorded a 3.49 ERA and held foes to a.200 batting average.

More runs were scored at Coors Field than any other park in 2017, per ESPN.

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Chatwood, 27, is 40-46 with two saves and a 4.31 ERA over 130 major-league appearances, including 113 starts. That stellar season came after he missed all of 2015 because of his second Tommy John surgery. By comparison, Chatwood owned a 5-7 mark with a 3.49 ERA in 16 games on the road.

Chatwood has a career 4.31 ERA and 1.49 WHIP. He figures to slot into the rotation behind Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks and Jose Quintana.

The Cubs continue to be a leading suitor to land free-agent right-hander Alex Cobb, and they're one of seven finalists for Shohei Ohtani, the 23-year-old Japanses phenom who pitches and plays outfield.

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