The deal is pending a bodily.
Tyler Chatwood by no means reached his full potential as a member of the Chicago Cubs after a disastrous first season with them in 2018. He had huge management issues which pushed him to the bullpen in 2019 earlier than he discovered his manner again to the rotation in 2020. At occasions, his stuff was as dominant as ever however in different moments he would lose that management after which doubtlessly over-compensate which might result in excessive hit totals.
Chatwood, who turns 31 in December, completed 2-2 with a 5.30 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 5 begins for Chicago final season. He’s 51-57 with a 4.40 ERA over 9 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels (2011), Colorado Rockies (2012-14, 2016-17) and Cubs (2018-20).
Chatwood has at all times proven extra potential than precise manufacturing however it’s not like he is over the hill. He can spin the ball with the most effective of them and is actually worthy as a comeback candidate after producing a 5.30 ERA in 2020 the place he additionally had elbow issues and did not pitch within the closing weeks of the season.
Wholesome now, Chatwood might be a priceless change-of-scenery pitcher with some upside — although he has to show he can persistently get outs.
Chatwood’s settlement with the Blue Jays was first reported by MLB Community.