It is still the case that Kyle Hendricks is going to miss additional start(s) while on the Injured List for his shoulder impingement, but at this point, I’m considerably less concerned about that than just making sure he’s fully healthy for the second half.
To that end, a positive update:
Kyle Hendricks played light catch today, but Cubs GM Jed Hoyer reiterated that there is not a firm throwing program schedule in place yet. “Big step,” but team taking it day by day.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) June 21, 2019
Hoyer said Kyle Hendricks is definitely moving in the right direction and he played catch today.
Hoyer: "The initial shutdown has been effective. He's feeling good. He went through a full shoulder workout yesterday – that was good."
— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) June 21, 2019
As it relates to the rest of the rotation, Hoyer also said that the club was working on a plan for the coming games. They are discussing internally the possibility of a six-man rotation, which would include both Tyler Chatwood and Adbert Alzolay making starts (Levine). I expect we’ll get an official announcement on the plan sometime before the Braves series begins.