Now Commenting On:

Impressive first outing earns Beeler another shot

After six solid frames in MLB debut, righty to face Reds on Wednesday

Impressive first outing earns Beeler another shot play video for Impressive first outing earns Beeler another shot

CINCINNATI -- In his Major League debut on June 28, Dallas Beeler held the Nationals to one unearned run on four hits over six innings, impressing Cubs manager Rick Renteria.

Beeler will get another start Wednesday against the Reds, filling one of the vacancies created by Saturday's trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Athletics. Kyle Hendricks, a highly touted right-hander whom the Cubs acquired from the Rangers in July 2012, will make his Major League debut Thursday.

Beeler struck out six in his outing against the Nats.

"His ball has a lot of sink and depth," Renteria said Tuesday of the right-hander. "He works it to both sides. I thought he kept the ball down. I thought he was extremely composed in his outing with us, as was evidenced by the results. He kept us in the ballgame. ... He just showed a really good mound presence and good stuff."

Renteria hasn't seen Hendricks pitch since Spring Training, when the right-hander gave up three runs on five hits over eight innings in three outings. He struck out eight and did not walk a batter.

"In the spring, what I remember is he's a command guy and he's got to execute pitches," Renteria said of Hendricks, who was 10-5 with a 3.59 ERA in 17 starts at Triple-A Iowa. "He's got a breaking ball, fastball with some depth, a four-seam fastball. He's kind of a taller gentleman who is known for commanding the zone, which I hope he will do here."

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español