Chicago Cubs Starting Pitcher Expected To Miss Start Of Season

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said that starter Kyle Hendricks is likely to miss the start of the season.

Although the team is expecting Hendricks to miss the start of the season, Hoyer added that they aren't ready to place him on the 60-day injured list just yet.

Hendricks is expected to be able to start throwing off a mound soon as he recovers from the capsular tear that sidelined him for the second half of last season.

The thirty-three-year-old has posted back-to-back poor seasons with the Cubs, compiling an underwhelming 4.78 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, with 197 strikeouts over 265.1 innings and 48 starts.

Hendricks is entering his 10th major-league season, having spent every year of his career with the Cubs.
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