The Chicago Cubs have signed starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood to a three-year deal worth $38 million.
Chatwood, 27, was 8-15 with a 4.69 ERA in 33 games for the Colorado Rockies in 2017. Of those, 25 were starts and eight appearances came out of the pen. He had a K/BB ratio of 120/77 in 147.2 innings. Chatwood missed the entire 2015 season to Tommy John surgery — his second TJ surgery, actually — but came back strong in 2016, posting an ERA+ of 125 in 27 starts.
Like most pitchers, Chatwood pitched much better on the road than he did in Coors Field, posting a 3.49 ERA on the road and a 6.01 in Denver. Taking his 95 m.p.h. fastball and his nice ground ball rates to Wrigley Field should do him good.
The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.
In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.
The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.