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Cubs bolster rotation by signing RHP Tyler Chatwood to 3-year deal

07 Décembre 2017

Right-hander Tyler Chatwood agreed to a three-year, $38 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, the team announced Thursday. The three-year deal is reportedly worth roughly $40 million, according to the MLB Network.

The Cubs could potentially lose right-hander Jake Arrieta as a free agent this offseason, so signing Chatwood gives Chicago another bona fide starter.

Meanwhile, Chatwood led the league with 15 losses last season, going 8-15 with one save and a 4.69 ERA in 33 appearances with the Rockies. He struck out 120 batters in 147 2/3 innings and struggled with his control at times, walking 77 batters for a 4.7 walks-per-nine-innings rate.

Chatwood, who turns 28 next week, is 40-46 with two saves.

The 27-year-old also had a strong end to the year, posting a 3.12 ERA in seven games (five starts) during September.

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More runs were scored at Coors Field than any other park in 2017, per ESPN. Chatwood missed much of 2014 and the entire 2015 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

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

In 2016 Chatwood posted a 12-9 mark with a 3.87 ERA.

The Cubs have rotation slots filled by Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks and Jose Quintana.

Cubs bolster rotation by signing RHP Tyler Chatwood to 3-year deal