3 Chicago Cubs players that could be optioned once Kyle Hendricks returns
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3 Chicago Cubs players that could be optioned once Kyle Hendricks returns - Julian Merryweather
It has been a rough start to the season for right-handed relief pitcher Julian Merryweather. Merryweather and his lively fastball had an impressive showing during Spring Training for the Cubs but that has not translated over to the regular season. Merryweather has allowed 8 runs through 8.1 innings pitched this season.
Once Hendricks is ready to return to the Major League team, Merryweather could be the first arm that is optioned. Under this scenario, Hendricks would slide in at the bottom of the rotation while the Cubs move Hayden Wesneski to a swing role out of the bullpen. The move could allow for Cubs manager David Ross to be strategic when he deploys Wesneski in an effort to get the rookie pitcher back on track.