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Adbert Alzolay Could Get Spot-Start as Kyle Hendricks' Replacement With Kyle Hendricks on the IL due to right shoulder inflammation, the Cubs are going to need to fill his spot for at least one turn in the rotation. Having Monday off means they won't need a spot-starter until June 22, so now it's just a matter of determining who will get the job.

Cubs map out next steps for closer Craig Kimbrel Craig Kimbrel is one step closer to joining the Cubs bullpen. According to Patrick Mooney of The Athletic, Kimbrel will join Triple-A Iowa and make his first appearance on Tuesday, against the Sacramento River Cats. While the Cubs officially signed him on June 7, Kimbrel has yet to pitch in actual games.

Craig Kimbrel Joining Iowa Cubs, Set to Make First Appearance Tuesday Mark Tuesday afternoon in your calendars, Cubs fans. Craig Kimbrel is en route to join the Iowa Cubs in Sacramento and he will be making his first appearance on Tuesday when Iowa takes on the Sacramento River Cats at 2:05 CT. Kimbrel had been at the Cubs complex in Mesa all week throwing bullpens and live batting practice.

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Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers preview, Sunday 6/16, 6:05 CT I'm going to do this pitcher preview a bit differently than usual. Jose Quintana is having a decent season, pretty much in line with what he's been with the Cubs since he was acquired two years ago from the White Sox. He's had several pretty good starts this year, though his last four aren't in that category.

Chicago Cubs: The bats have been offensive so far in June After that awful 2-7 start to the season, the Chicago Cubs turned it on at the plate. But lately, the bats have been offensive, as in foul-smelling offen…

Would a Robel Garcia callup to the Cubs make sense? I don't think his defense in MLB-caliber enough for a trip to the Cubs yet, but I've been wrong, plenty. To get his defense to MLB-speed, he has to play in MLB games. However, patience isn't a strong suit when games are being sacrificed. Relievers from Des Moines have taught me that.

Kyle Hendricks to Be Evaluated Further - In the Meantime, Is It Adbert SZN? Alzolay, 24, missed most of last year with a lat injury, and the first part of this year with a side injury. Since he returned to Iowa six starts ago, he's struck out 46 over 32.0 innings, while walking just 6. He's allowed only 24 hits.

Despite Yet Another No-Decision, Yu Darvish May Have Had His Harrison Bergeron Moment With full acknowledgement that a pitcher's record is hardly reflective of his talent and performance, Yu Darvish deserved to get the win Saturday night. Not that a no-decision is a foreign concept to a pitcher who's been tagged with neither win nor loss over his last nine starts.

Will the 'intentional balk' become a thing in MLB? Jansen said his intentional balk was executed to prevent sign stealing and was the idea of bench coach Bob Geren. "The way the game was going, we definitely want to tighten up the signs, not that the Cubs are stealing signs or anything," explained Jansen.

Briefly Atop the Standings, Fun with Rizzo, Syndergaard Injury, and Other Bullets Reporter shows Kris Bryant an @scottmerkin tweet and this quote from Dylan Covey on Cubs-Sox: "We definitely want to beat them, no doubt, every single time." "I didn't even know we played them next week," says Bryant, who roomed with Covey at the University of San Diego.

It's time for Chicago Cubs fans to appreciate Yu Darvish Yu Darvish has pitched remarkably well lately - and on Saturday, he turned in the best start of his Chicago Cubs career against his former ball club. As ha…

Chicago Cubs Prospect Update: When Will We See Jonathan Sierra's Power? Jonathan Sierra is still only 20 years old and he's playing almost every day for South Bend. At 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, he's the kind of physical specimen who passes the eye test with flying colors. The At some point, he should break out.

Chicago Cubs celebrate abilities with Guest Services Ambassadors That is how Tanner Salinas describes his role as Guest Services Ambassador for the Chicago Cubs. This is the dream job," said Chicago Cubs Guest Service Ambassador Tanner Salinas. "To me, this is not a job.

Yu Darvish Just Threw His Best Cubs Start in a Challenging Place Not only was that such a great outing for Darvish, it was probably also a big one.

Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish experiencing his own curse with the organization Now with the Chicago Cubs, Darvish is experiencing…

Cubs 2, Dodgers 1: Anthony Rizzo saves the day Yes, Yu Darvish, who has had his struggles, saved his best game of the year - perhaps the best game of his Cubs career - for his former Dodger mates in their home ballpark. Darvish really was outstanding. He allowed just two hits and one walk in seven excellent innings, striking out 10.

Chicago Should Be Solid Favs in 7 of Next 10… Projected to Go Chicago Cubs Team Outlook June 16.

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Chicago Cubs: 3 options to replace Hendricks in rotation If this lousy roadtrip was not bad enough, the Chicago Cubs will be without starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks for at least 10 days as he was place on the injured list with right-shoulder inflammation. He had one of his worst outings of the year on Friday night against the Dodgers, allowing 5 earned runs in just 4.1 innings.

Cubs Considering Promoting Adbert Alzolay With Kyle Hendricks on the injured list, the Cubs may deploy a trio of pitchers to fill Hendricks' starts during what the team hopes will be a relatively brief injury absence for the right-hander.

Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 15 The Tennessee Smokies reeled in the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, 2-1. Thomas Hatch won his second-straight start after giving up just one run on six hits over six innings. Hatch walked one and struck out five. Wyatt Short pitched a perfect bottom of the ninth for his fifth save.

Cubs in 60: Huge win in Hollywood for the Chicago Cubs Down a run in the top of the 9th, Anthony Rizzo came through with a huge 2-run homer off Kenley Jansen, and the Cubs won their first game of the serie.

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