Cubs activate RHP Hendricks, send rookie Alzolay to minors

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The Chicago Cubs have activated right-hander Kyle Hendricks from the injured list, clearing him to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Chicago placed Hendricks on the injured list on June 15 with shoulder inflammation. Hendricks is 7-5 with a 3.36 ERA this season for the Cubs.

Chicago also recalled left-handed reliever Randy Rosario from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.

To make room for Hendricks and Rosario on the roster, the Cubs optioned rookie starting pitcher Adbert Alzolay and reliever Rowan Wick to Triple-A. Alzolay suffered his first big league loss Monday night when the Pittsburgh Pirates got to him for seven runs in 2 2/3 innings.