Tyler Chatwood Suffers Setback
Cubs right-hander Tyler Chatwood suffered a setback Tuesday in his restoration from a forearm pressure, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune was amongst these to report. Supervisor David Ross mentioned Chatwood’s “elbow wasn’t feeling good.” The difficulty despatched Chatwood to the 10-day injured record Sept. 1.
With the clock ticking on the season, it’s up within the air whether or not Chatwood will pitch for the NL Central-leading Cubs once more this yr. For that matter, it’s unknown whether or not the pending free agent will take the ball for the Cubs ever once more.
Beforehand with the Rockies, Chatwood was a preferred breakout candidate when he reached free company after 2017 and signed a three-year, $38MM contract with the Cubs. Nonetheless, the 30-year-old has largely fallen flat since then, evidenced by his 4.70 ERA/4.88 FIP over 199 innings (67 appearances, 30 begins) with Chicago. Chatwood started this yr in Cy Younger-level trend with 12 2/three innings of one-run, six-hit ball and 19 strikeouts towards 4 walks in his first two begins, however thanks partially to accidents, his numbers have declined precipitously since then. He owns a 5.30 ERA by way of 18 2/three frames this season.
Within the occasion Chatwood doesn’t return this season, it will dent the Cubs’ pitching depth to some extent. Statistically, their rotation has been higher than most groups’ this season, however there are issues after Cy Younger contender Yu Darvish, the perennially robust Kyle Hendricks and the no-hitter-throwing Alec Mills. Jon Lester has gotten smacked round in 4 of his most up-to-date begins, Jose Quintana has been on the IL with left lat irritation since Sept. 2, and Adbert Alzolay hasn’t given the Cubs a lot size in any of his outings.