Friday, 15 December, 2017

Cubs sign Tyler Chatwood to three-year deal

The Cubs signed Tyler Chatwood to a three-year deal. | David Zalubowski  Associated Press The Cubs signed Tyler Chatwood to a three-year deal. | David Zalubowski Associated Press
Rita Gibson | 07 December, 2017, 23:39

A six-year Major League Baseball veteran, Chatwood spent the past five years with the Colorado Rockies.

The Chicago Cubs have made a move in the 2017 MLB Offseason.

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.

The Cubs took their first major step toward addressing their starting pitching Thursday by signing free agent Tyler Chatwood to a three-year contract worth $38 million. Montgomery had a 4.15 ERA as a starter and a 2.49 ERA as a relief pitcher past year. With a 3.49 ERA on the road, there is plenty of reason to expect better numbers in a new location.

Part of the Cubs' belief is that Chatwood will find more consistency away from Coors Field.

Larry Nassar receives maximum 60-year sentence by federal judge
Shannon Smith, an attorney for Nassar, said he was "devastated" by the sentence and that he would appeal the sentence. Some of the videos appeared to show Nassar assaulting young girls in a pool, investigators said.

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

Since 2016, Chatwood is tied with Washington's Stephen Strasburg for the second-best road ERA in the NL at 2.57. Since returning from his second career Tommy John surgery in 2016, he threw 305 2/3 innings with a 4.27 ERA (115 ERA+) for the Rockies.

Chatwood has a career 4.31 ERA and 1.49 WHIP.

He will fit in the back end of the rotation behind Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks and Jose Quintana. Mike Montgomery will once again prepare as a starter in spring training and fill a rotation role as needed.

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