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Blue Jays RHP Tyler Chatwood has been told to prepare for a high-relief role this season.
Chatwood says the current plan is for him to work as a “late-inning” reliever. “Stuff is going to play up.” He mainly pitched out of the bullpen in 2019 for the Cubs and owned a 19.3 K rate as a reliever. The 31-year-old owned a 5.30 ERA, 1.66b WHIP and a 25:9 K:BB across 18 2/3 innings in 2020. Chatwood will be used in a high-leverage role, but won’t challenge current closer Kirby Yates for save opportunities.
Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports free agent RHP Tyler Chatwood is signing with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The deal is still pending a physical. Chatwood was mostly a disaster in his three seasons with the Cubs. In 2020 he posted a 5.30 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP across five starts. He isn't on the fantasy radar entering 2021.
Tyler Chatwood threw from 105 feet over the weekend and is not likely to need surgical intervention.
This offers a glimmer of hope for Chatwood owners as it was reported earlier how the righty experienced a setback. Best case scenario for the Cubs pitcher would be to come out of the bullpen late in October.
Tyler Chatwood's arm did not respond well to his rehab program, and he has been "put on the shelf."
Chatwood's season looks to be in serious jeopardy, so if for some reason he is still on one of your rosters, make sure to cut bait.
Tyler Chatwood received an MRI on his elbow, which was "largely good news," according to Cubs GM Jed Hoyer. He will still head to the IL, though.
Chatwood left Sunday's start early with the elbow issue and will head to the IL soon with the hope he can return later this season. The clock is obviously ticking as there is only a month left of the regular season so stay tuned for further updates. Chatwood can be dropped in standard mixed leagues.