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Kyle Hendricks | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Dartmouth
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 8 (0) / TEX
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Cubs activated RHP Kyle Hendricks from the 10-day disabled list.
Hendricks is finally ready to rock after missing six weeks due to tendinitis in his pitching hand. He'll return Monday against the White Sox. Hendricks was off to an underwhelming start prior to the injury, posting a 4.09 ERA and 51/21 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings over 11 starts. Jul 24 - 11:06 AM

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Kyle Hendricks (hand) will rejoin the Cubs' rotation on Monday.

Hendricks has been sidelined for the past six weeks while recovering from tendinitis in his hand. The right-hander owns a 4.09 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 51/21 K/BB ratio across 61 2/3 innings on the season.
Jul 22 - 1:50 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Kyle Hendricks (hand) is "ready to rock" and could rejoin the rotation early next week.

Hendricks spun five perfect innings in his final rehab start Monday to show the Cubs he was ready. He's been out since early June because of tendinitis in his pitching hand. Mike Montgomery will head back to the bullpen when Hendricks returns, although it's possible he'll get one more start first.
Jul 21 - 12:12 PM

Kyle Hendricks (hand) tossed five perfect innings in a rehab start with Double-A Tennessee on Monday.

That will work. Hendricks struck out three on the night, throwing 63 pitches as he cruised through his five frames. It was the right-hander's final rehab start, as the Cubs should officially announce soon that Hendricks will rejoin the rotation this weekend against the Cardinals. He's been out since early June because of tendinitis in his pitching hand.
Jul 17 - 8:17 PM

Kyle Hendricks (hand) will make another rehab start for Double-A Tennessee on Monday.

There was speculation Hendricks could return to the Cubs' rotation this weekend but instead he'll get one more tuneup in the minors. The right-hander has missed almost six weeks while recovering from hand tendinitis.
Jul 13 - 6:47 PM

Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio suggested Tuesday that Kyle Hendricks (hand) could return to the major league rotation right after the All-Star break.

Hendricks made it only 3 1/3 innings in his rehab debut Monday with Double-A Tennessee, but he looked sharp while he was out there and his right hand was discomfort-free. Bosio said Hendricks will be reevaluated in 2-3 days for a possible return this weekend in Baltimore. Hendricks hasn't pitched in a major league game since lasting just four innings on June 4 against the Cardinals. He holds an underwhelming 4.09 ERA and 51/21 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 total innings this season.
Jul 11 - 4:26 PM

Kyle Hendricks (hand) allowed one run on two hits and a walk over 2 1/3 innings in a rehab start with Double-A Tennessee on Monday.

The run charged to Hendricks scored after he was pulled. He threw just 45 pitches in the outing and will need at least one more rehab start before rejoining the Cubs' rotation.
Jul 10 - 8:00 PM

Kyle Hendricks (hand) will make a rehab start Monday for Double-A Tennessee.

Hendricks has missed more time than expected while recovering from right hand tendinitis, but it looks like he's finally on the comeback trail. He'll probably need more than one rehab outing to get his pitch count back up, but if all goes well, Hendricks should return to the Cubs' rotation early in the second half.
Jul 8 - 6:28 PM

Kyle Hendricks (hand) could be ready to begin a minor league rehab assignment early next week.

Hendricks made it through a bullpen session Tuesday without issue and will throw another on Friday or Saturday before potentially returning to live action in minor league games. The right-hander has been on the shelf since June 5 because of tendinitis in his pitching hand. He's trending toward a late-July return to the Cubs' starting rotation.
Jul 5 - 12:21 PM

Kyle Hendricks (hand) threw a bullpen session Tuesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

Hendricks threw 25 pitches without incident. He'll throw another one in a few days as he works his way back from tendinitis in his right hand. It sounds like a return before the end of the month is within reach.
Jul 4 - 1:40 PM

Kyle Hendricks (hand) expanded his long-tossing to 120 feet Friday.

Hendricks is feeling good, but it's still going to be a while. He will need a handful of bullpen sessions and is on track to begin a rehab assignment around the All-Star break. It sounds like it will be late July before he's back in the Cubs' rotation.
Jun 30 - 4:25 PM

Kyle Hendricks (hand) threw from 90 feet with no issues Tuesday.

Hendricks will need 3-4 more throwing sessions and to expand them out to 150 feet before he's cleared for mound work. The Cubs will proceed cautiously here, as Hendricks isn't expected back before the All-Star break.
Jun 27 - 3:59 PM

Kyle Hendricks (hand) played catch Saturday with no issues.

He'll play catch again Sunday. Hendricks had been shut down for the last two weeks with tendinitis in his right hand, but it appears he's making some progress. Obviously, he's at the beginning of his throwing progression, so it still figures to be a couple weeks before he returns even if all goes well.
Jun 25 - 10:59 AM

Kyle Hendricks (hand) could resume playing catch as soon as Saturday or Sunday.

Hendricks has been shut down for the last two weeks with tendinitis in his right hand, but it appears the soreness has abated to a certain degree. Obviously, if he does play catch this weekend it would be the first step in a throwing progression, so he's still a little ways away. A return before the All-Star break looks unlikely.
Jun 23 - 5:38 PM

Kyle Hendricks (hand) might not rejoin the Cubs' rotation until after the All-Star break.

A second MRI has confirmed that the strained right middle finger tendon Hendricks is dealing with isn't overly serious, but the Cubs will proceed cautiously with his recovery after he had a setback last week. Mike Montgomery will continue to fill Hendricks' spot in the rotation. "It’s basically right on my middle finger so just gripping a ball, pushing down and gripping hard, there’s sharp pain in there," Hendricks said. "So obviously we can’t have that. It is weird, but having it right in that middle finger – all my pitches come off that."
Jun 18 - 8:47 AM

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