January 20, 2021

Pitcher Notes: Chatwood, Yates, Hirano (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Chicago Cubs have pushed Tyler Chatwood’s next start to Monday at the earliest after the right-hander experienced tightness in his back, per Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports. Colin Rea will trot in from the bullpen to start on Saturday in his stead (technically, Alec Mills started for Chatwood on Friday, and Rea will start in Mills’ place). Chatwood has continued his streaky tenure this season in Chicago, though the good has outweighed the bad through three starts. The 30-year-old Chatwood put the Northside aflutter with a pair of quality starts in which he yielded 12 2/3 innings, two wins, 19 strikeouts, and just a single earned run. He gave it all back with 8 earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings in his third start against the Royals. The Cubs have a twin bill with the Cardinals scheduled for Monday.

Read “Pitcher Notes: Chatwood, Yates, Hirano” at MLB Trade Rumors