The Cubs have plenty of pitchers to chose from, Renteria said, including Dan Straily, who was acquired in the deal with Oakland. Others to be considered are right-handers Kyle Hendricks and Dallas Beeler, who made his second big league start Wednesday, and lefty Tsuyoshi Wada. Hendricks made his Major League debut Thursday, and Wada made his first start in the U.S. big leagues on Tuesday.
"I would say all of them are [in the mix]," Renteria said Thursday. "I would say you can't discount anybody."
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