Kyle Hendricks headed to the disabled list


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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.

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