Cubs Exercise Club Options On Pair Of Veteran Players

Chicago Cubs exercise the $16.5 million club option for Kyle Hendricks, their veteran right-handed pitcher.

Kyle Hendricks is the longest-tenured player on the team and will return for his 11th season in the Major League in 2024.

Hendricks has also been part of the Cubs organization for 13 seasons.

The Cubs also pick up the $6 million club option for Yan Gomes, a veteran catcher, who will be back for his third season with the team.

The decision to keep Hendricks was anticipated after positive remarks from the team's leadership.

The departure of Marcus Stroman, another veteran pitcher, made the choice to retain Hendricks even more straightforward.

Hendricks had a great 2023 season, bouncing back after two challenging years due to a shoulder injury.

In 2023, he had a 3.74 ERA and was a dependable presence in the Cubs' pitching rotation.

Yan Gomes, the 36-year-old catcher, had a remarkable offensive improvement in 2023, batting .267 and taking over as the primary catcher after Willson Contreras left the team.

Gomes also showcased strong defensive skills, making it a logical decision for the Cubs to keep him for another season.

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