Cubs Exercise Hendricks, Gomes Options, Source Says; Dodgers Decline 3

The Chicago Cubs have exercised their 2024 options for right-hander Kyle Hendricks and catcher Yan Gomes, as confirmed by a source.

Kyle Hendricks, the last remaining player from the Cubs' 2016 World Series-winning team, will earn $16.5 million in 2024.

Yan Gomes will receive $6 million for the 2024 season, securing his place as the team's catcher.

Hendricks, aged 33, missed the beginning of the 2023 season due to a shoulder injury but made a successful comeback, achieving a 3.74 ERA over 24 starts.

Yan Gomes, aged 36, had a strong 2023 season with the Cubs, hitting .267, contributing 10 home runs, and 63 RBIs in 115 games.

The Los Angeles Dodgers made different choices, declining their 2024 options for three pitchers: Lance Lynn, Daniel Hudson, and Alex Reyes.

Lance Lynn received a $1 million buyout instead of an $18 million salary for the 2024 season, making him a free agent.

Daniel Hudson made only three relief appearances in the 2023 season due to injuries, and Alex Reyes has been dealing with a shoulder injury for the past two years.

San Diego Padres pitcher Nick Martinez also became a free agent as both he and the team declined options for 2024 and 2025.

The Boston Red Sox decided not to keep left-hander Joely Rodriguez, and the Pittsburgh Pirates declined left-hander Jarlín García's team option due to a nerve injury in his upper left arm.

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