Cubs agree to three-year, $38M deal with Tyler Chatwood

Cubs agree to three-year, $38M deal with Tyler Chatwood

The Cubs added depth to their rotation Thursday after signing right-hand pitcher Tyler Chatwood. The three-year deal is reportedly worth roughly $40 million, according to the MLB Network.

Chatwood provides the Cubs with insurance for their rotation, as starting pitchers Jake Arrieta and John Lackey are both free agents this offseason.

Chatwood, who turns 28 next week, was 8-15 with a 4.69 ERA in 33 appearances, including 25 starts, for Colorado past year. He's spent his last six big league seasons in Colorado after debuting in 2011 with the Los Angeles Angels.

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

Chatwood has had stark home-road splits while calling hitter-friendly Coors Field his home.

The 27-year-old also had a strong end to the year, posting a 3.12 ERA in seven games (five starts) during September. He has a 4.31 ERA (310 earned runs in 647 2/3 innings) in 130 major-league appearances, including 113 starts.

Chatwood made four starts in 2014, then underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the "15 season".

Chatwood sported a 6.01 ERA and 1.68 WHIP at hitter-friendly Coors Field past year, but his numbers on the road indicate the Cubs may have acquired a nice under-the-radar starting pitcher: 3.49 ERA, 1.23 WHIP.

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

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