Cubs officially activate RHP Kyle Hendricks from IL

By Thomson Reuters May 12, 2024 | 11:53 AM

The Chicago Cubs activated right-hander Kyle Hendricks from the injured list to start Sunday’s road game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In a corresponding roster move, right-hander Jose Cuas was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

Hendricks, 34, last pitched on April 21 before going on the IL with a lower back injury. He struggled to an 0-3 record and a 12.00 ERA in five starts and just 21 innings to open the season.

Hendricks will move into the rotation spot of right-hander Jameson Taillon, who was pushed back, possibly until Tuesday, with a sore back.

Cuas, 29, had a 9.00 ERA in six relief appearances with the Cubs this season. In parts of three seasons with the Kansas City Royals and Cubs, Cuas is 7-4 with a 4.22 ERA in 125 appearances (two starts).

–Field Level Media