Renteria comfortable with short bench

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.

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