With Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel gone the Cubs have made a few moves within the organization to fill the void. As speculated last week (and confirmed by Carrie Muskat today), Dallas Beeler and Kyle Hendricks will fill the two open spots in the Cubs’ rotation. In addition, Tsuyoshi Wada will be brought up as the 26th man for today’s doubleheader.
Dallas Beeler made a strong impression on Cubs fans two weeks ago when he came out and threw a gem against the Washington Nationals, but Kyle Hendricks, has yet to have that opportunity. Hendricks, the Cubs’ number four starting pitching prospect, has yet to see time at the big league level. Acquired from the Texas Rangers in the Ryan Dempster trade, Hendricks has been very impressive in stints at both AA and AAA for the Cubs. In 2013 Hendricks went 13-4 with a 2.00 ERA in 27 starts between the Tennessee Smokies and Iowa Cubs and has gone 10-5 with a 3.59 ERA this season for the I-Cubs. He will make his major league debut on ThursdayBaseball, Chicago, Chicago Cubs, Dallas Beeler, Iowa Cubs, Jason Hammel, Jeff Samardzija, Kyle Hendricks, MLB, Ryan Dempster, Tennessee Smokies, Texas Rangers, Tsuyoshi Wada, Washington Nationals