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Renteria comfortable with short bench

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Renteria comfortable with short bench

CHICAGO -- The Cubs have carried 13 pitchers most of the season, but manager Rick Renteria said he hasn't been hampered by the short bench.

"You have as many options as you have," he said. "I still think carrying the arms in the 'pen has served us well to do some of the protecting we've had to do over the course of the season. The guys we've used have done a nice job coming off the bench."

On Saturday, pitcher Travis Wood subbed as a pinch-runner.

"You just have to be creative," Renteria said.

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.

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