I don’t know if anyone else was really hoping we’d get a Kyle Hendricks update after the game – and thus was waiting up like I was – but we did get an update. Hendricks was scratched from tonight’s start after feeling unwell.
First, Hendricks tested negative for COVID-19 before the game. But with the possibility of spread and symptoms, the Cubs aren’t taking any chances:
Ross says Hendricks tested negative before the game but "anybody that has something" right now the Cubs are taking extra precautions with.
Arrieta will still start tomorrow and then they will determine how they want to align rotation vs. Braves after Thursday off day.
— Meghan Montemurro (@M_Montemurro) April 14, 2021
Ross noted that Hendricks' COVID-19 test results came back negative. He's day to day, and it's "wait and see" for possible IL situation. Cubs will also wait to reassess rotation after the Thursday off-day.
So, if Hendricks is good to go, sounds like he could pitch in ATL series.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April 14, 2021
Hopefully Hendricks tests negative again tomorrow (and Thursday?), and then he could slot right back into the rotation for the Braves series.