3 Cubs non-tender candidates: #2 - Codi Heuer
Codi Heuer came to the Cubs along with Nick Madrigal in the Craig Kimbrel trade and, after looking like a potential late-inning weapon down the stretch in 2021, wound up undergoing season-ending surgeries in each of the last two years, casting major doubts on what role he could play moving forward.
Still only 27 years old, the former sixth-rounder still has a chance to get things back on track, but given his injury history, he's a total wild card. There's no way Chicago can fill out a depth chart heading into the offseason with his name penciled in as a surefire contributor looking ahead to 2024.
Due to make less than $1 million in 2024, I think the Cubs will keep him in the fold and give him one more chance to prove he's healthy and ready to contribute again. Prior to his season-ending injury during his rehab assignment this year, he really struggled with Iowa, with a 7.82 ERA and a WHIP north of 2.000 in 17 appearances. If there was ever a guy who needed a strong spring, this is it.