Kyle Hendricks headed to the disabled list


by -
Matt LeClaire - USA Today Sports
Matt LeClaire - USA Today Sports

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to June 5) with tendinitis in his right hand and selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Seth Frankoff from Triple-A Iowa.

Frankoff, who will wear uniform number 43, joins the first major league roster of his career and will be available for the Cubs tonight as they begin their four-game series against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field.

To make room for Frankoff on the 40-man roster, left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Frankoff, 28, is 1-2 with a 2.77 ERA (17 ER/55.1 IP) in 11 appearances (nine starts) with Iowa this season. He has limited opponents to a .186 batting average and recorded a 0.94 WHIP. Frankoff has struck out 59 batters and walked only 15 in 55.1 innings, an average of 9.6 strikeouts and 2.4 walks per nine innings. He signed a minor league contract with the Cubs last offseason and was an invite to major league spring training.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder is 26-27 with 29 saves and a 3.58 ERA (229 ER/575.2 IP) in 253 appearances, 58 as a starter, covering eight minor league campaigns. He was originally selected by Oakland in the 27th round of the 2010 Draft out of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and spent his first six seasons in the Athletics chain before signing a minor league contract with the Dodgers for 2016. Last year, Frankoff combined to go 4-4 with a 3.89 ERA (32 ER/74.0 IP) in 28 appearances, 10 as a starter.

Hendricks, 27, is 4-3 with a 4.09 ERA (28 ER/61.2 IP) in 11 starts with the Cubs this season.

Anderson, 29, is 2-2 with a 8.18 ERA (20 ER/22.0 IP) in six starts with the Cubs this season. He was placed on the disabled list on May 7 with a low back strain.

Comment on this story
Print   
Grayson Allen suspended for Flagrant 2 foul on Alex Caruso
Grayson Allen suspended for Flagrant 2 foul on Alex Caruso
Alex Caruso will underdo surgery on wrist after flagrant foul
Alex Caruso will underdo surgery on wrist after flagrant foul
Former Cubs pitcher guilty of rape, murder of infant girl
Former Cubs pitcher guilty of rape, murder of infant girl
Jon Lester says thank you to Cubs fans after retirement
Jon Lester says thank you to Cubs fans after retirement
Post your comments!
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest