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Cubs' Star Pitcher Kyle Hendricks Hits 10-Day IL With Right Shoulder Inflammation

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs pitches in the first inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers | Jayne Kamin-Oncea

Kyle Hendricks is coming off of one of the best months from any pitcher in the league, but unfortunately June hasn't been as kind to the Cubs' ace.

After a rocky outing Friday night that saw Hendricks last just 4.1 innings and surrender 5 runs on 6 hits, the 29-year-old right-hander was placed on the 10-day injured list.

Hendricks is said to be dealing with right shoulder inflammation, which could explain his recent rough go.

In 14 starts this season, Hendricks has recorded a 3.36 ERA with 75 strikeouts across 88.1 innings pitched. He has a 1.14 WHIP to go with his 7-5 record. This is a big blow to the Cubs' rotation, as Hendricks had been its most reliable option among the team's starting pitchers.

In a corresponding move, the Cubs have promoted RHP Rowan Wick from Triple-A Iowa.

Wick appeared in 19 games in relief at Triple-A, logging a 2.30 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 27.1 innings. He's recorded three saves on the year and boasts a 1.09 WHIP.

It's unclear how long Hendricks will be sidelined with the shoulder injury, but Cubs fans are hopeful that he'll be back in the rotation before long.