Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
news

MLB News

Hendricks to make rehab start on Monday

MLB.com @CarrieMuskat

CHICAGO -- Right-hander Kyle Hendricks, who has been on the disabled list since June 5 with inflammation in his right hand, will make a rehab start on Monday for Double-A Tennessee.

Hendricks threw 35 pitches on Friday in his second bullpen session, and if he passes the tests on Monday, he could be inserted into the rotation for the Cubs' first second-half series, against the Orioles, which begins next Friday.

View Full Game Coverage

CHICAGO -- Right-hander Kyle Hendricks, who has been on the disabled list since June 5 with inflammation in his right hand, will make a rehab start on Monday for Double-A Tennessee.

Hendricks threw 35 pitches on Friday in his second bullpen session, and if he passes the tests on Monday, he could be inserted into the rotation for the Cubs' first second-half series, against the Orioles, which begins next Friday.

View Full Game Coverage

"Once we get that [rehab start] done and accomplished, we'll be able to figure out the post-All-Star-break rotation," manager Joe Maddon said on Saturday.

• Maddon will manage the National League team in Tuesday's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, and he's started thinking about the lineup.

"What I've given thought to is [that] you've got to create a [designated hitter], you've got to set up a DH," he said. "There's three first basemen and enough outfielders, so I thought the DH might come from those two slots. Among the second basemen, having three who need to play, you're probably best set to have a second baseman lead off, because it comes up sooner."

Maddon will likely have a reliever pitch after the starter to give another starter more time to get ready to enter the game.

On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET, tune in to the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote. The 88th All-Star Game, in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

• Catcher Victor Caratini and right-hander Thomas Hatch were named the Cubs' Minor League player and pitcher of the month, respectively, for June. Caratini, who is now with the big league team, batted .345 with nine doubles, four home runs and 21 RBIs in 25 June games with Triple-A Iowa. Hatch, who was the Cubs' first pick in the June 2016 Draft, went 3-2 with a 0.98 ERA in five starts for Class A Myrtle Beach. He struck out 22 over 27 2/3 innings and walked six.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast.

Chicago Cubs, Kyle Hendricks