Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

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

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

He finished with a 4.69 ERA while moving in and out of the starting rotation, and his 77 walks were fourth-highest in the majors.

It was no secret the Chicago Cubs would need to add rotation help this offseason.

The Cubs have announced that they've signed Tyler Chatwood to a three-year deal, worth $38 million, according to The Athletic's Sahadev Sharma.

Last season, Chatwood was 8-15 with a 4.69 ERA in 33 appearances (25 starts) with the Rockies, tying for the most losses in the National League. At home in 2017, Chatwood pitched 70.1 innings and had a 6.01 ERA, a 1.678 WHIP, and a.355 BABIP. With a 3.49 ERA on the road, there is plenty of reason to expect better numbers in a new location.

Compare that to Arrieta's 3.53 ERA with a 1.218 WHIP this season and. there are worse fits in the world. That stellar season came after he missed all of 2015 because of his second Tommy John surgery.

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Chatwood has a career 4.31 ERA and 1.49 WHIP.

A second-round Draft pick by the Angels in 2008, Chatwood was traded to the Rockies in November 2011 for catcher Chris Iannetta.

Chatwood will join Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, and Jose Quintana in the team's rotation.

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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