MLB Free Agency: Cubs sign P Tyler Chatwood to 3-year-deal

Chatwood had an 8-15 record with a 4.69 ERA with the Rockies in 2017.

The Cubs signed starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to a three-year deal, the team announced Thursday.

Chatwood was 8-15 record with a 4.69 ERA in 2017 with the Rockies, but he had to pitch the majority of his games at Coors Field which is a notorious hitter's haven, and he had to make several starts in Arizona which is a very good hitter's ballpark as well.

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A righthander who has shown good flashes throughout his career, Chatwood, 27, has also experienced some very bad outings, too. But for an organization that developed Jake Arrieta into one of the best pitchers in baseball after the Orioles thought he was a major bust, the Cubs have a chance to strike gold with Chatwood.

Chatwood's deal is for $40 million over the three years, according to MLB.com.

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