Cubs sign starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to 3-year deal

Ross Houston
December 7, 2017

The signing of Chatwood does not remove the Cubs from the free agent market.

Right-hander Tyler Chatwood agreed to a three-year, $38 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, the team announced Thursday.

Chatwood has had stark home-road splits while calling hitter-friendly Coors Field his home. Pitching half his games at Coors Field, Chatwood actually has performed quite well but does come with some questions about how many innings he can pitch.

Chatwood is tied with Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg for second in the National League in road ERA over the last two season with a 2.57 mark. With a 3.49 ERA on the road, there is plenty of reason to expect better numbers in a new location.

The Cubs signed Tyler Chatwood to a three-year deal.

Compare that to Arrieta's 3.53 ERA with a 1.218 WHIP this season and. there are worse fits in the world. His career high is 158 innings and he has twice undergone Tommy John surgery. For his career, which included his first season with the Angels, Chatwood is 40-46 with a 4.31 ERA. The Angels selected him in the second round of the 2008 amateur draft. Mike Montgomery will once again prepare as a starter in spring training and fill a rotation role as needed. Chicago also is waiting to see if Japanese two-way player Shohei Ohtani picks the Cubs, who are one of the seven finalists.

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