RP - OAK
Former Cubs reliever Andrew Chafin is close to being traded to the Athletics. If Chafin passes the medical review, he will join his new team.
Chafin has pitched well in 2021 with a 2.06 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, 24.7% strikeout rate, and 8% walk rate. He is more relevant in saves plus holds leagues.
Andrew Chafin made his first appearance after coming off the IL on Sunday, working around a hit and a walk to not allow a run. The Cubs lost, 4-0.
Chafin will likely be pushed into higher leverage situations once the Cubs clinch a playoff spot, but he should be left on the waiver wire since he won't be getting save chances.
Andrew Chafin was activated from the IL on Saturday.
Chafin fingers to be a middle reliever or setup man for the Cubs. He might be valuable in holds league with Rowan Wick going on the IL, but otherwise you can leave him on the waiver wire.
Diamondbacks left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin has been traded to the Chicago Cubs. Chafin has been on the injured list with a left finger sprain since August 19.
In 11 appearances this season, Chafin has an 8.10 ERA, 195 WHIP, and 10 strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings. But he made more than 70 appearances in each of the last three seasons and posted ERAs of 3.10, 3.76, and 3.53 while striking out more than a batter per inning.