Tyler Chatwood Leaves Game with Apparent Injury (UPDATE: Elbow)

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Tyler Chatwood Leaves Game with Apparent Injury (UPDATE: Elbow)

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Pitching capably through 2.1 innings, it kinda looked like Tyler Chatwood might be bouncing back from his previous outing, which looked like 2018, and came after his return from the Injured List (back issue).

But he’s out of the game after suffering an apparent injury:

The immediacy with which he called for the trainers makes me think something grabbed him that he already knew he was potentially dealing with (i.e., the back issue). I don’t want to speculate beyond that, because it could be a whole lot of things, ranging in severity. For now, we know that he felt something bad somewhere in his body, and he’s out of the game. Colin Rea took over.

We’ll update when there’s more. Jose Quintana figures to get some starts now going forward, and the thus the Cubs’ interest in picking up another lefty for the bullpen just ratcheted up again.


Maybe he’ll avoid something serious, but an immediate self-pull from a game, after a pitch, with the pitching elbow being the source of discomfort? That’s very concerning.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.