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Top Liam Hendriks News

  • White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Throws bullpen

    Hendriks (illness) is working out with the White Sox at camp and threw a bullpen session Friday, Vinnie Duber of reports.

    Hendriks' top priority for now remains his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but it's certainly encouraging to see him able to throw. The White Sox previously said they didn't expect to have an update on their closer's ability until Opening Day, however, and there's been no suggestion that Friday's bullpen session is part of a typical spring build-up.

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  • White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Remains without timeline

    White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Wednesday that Hendriks (illness) will be around the team for spring training, but an update on any timeline for the pitcher's return to baseball activities won't come until at least Opening Day, Jesse Rogers of reports.

    Hendriks revealed Jan. 8 that he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and while the 34-year-old is seemingly in good spirits since beginning treatment, his baseball career will be put on hold while he battles the disease. The White Sox haven't yet announced a replacement at closer while Hendriks is out, but Kendall Graveman -- who saved six games and notched 27 holds in 2022 -- seemingly represents the most logical fill-in option to begin the campaign.

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  • White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Announces cancer diagnosis

    Hendriks announced Sunday that he has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

    Hendriks will begin treatment Monday and said in a statement he's "confident that I will make a full recovery and be back on the mound as soon as possible." It's obviously going to take time, though, with general manager Rick Hahn saying in his own statement that "we do not expect to have any updates on Liam's playing status prior to Opening Day at the very earliest." In much less important news, the White Sox will have an opening at closer while Hendriks is away. Kendall Graveman and perhaps Reynaldo Lopez loom as the most likely options to fill that void.

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  • White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Narrowly avoids disaster in save

    Hendriks picked up the save Monday against the Twins. He allowed no runs on one hit, one walk and one hit batsman while striking out three over one inning.

    With the White Sox up 3-2 in the ninth inning, Hendriks allowed a leadoff single to Gio Urshela and struck out the next two batters. However, he proceeded to hit a batter and allow a walk to load the bases before striking out Mark Contreras to end the game. Hendriks has allowed just one run in 11.2 innings dating back to the beginning of September with 18 strikeouts. He is 8-for-8 in save opportunities during that span.

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  • White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Collects 36th save

    Hendriks saved Sunday's 2-1 win against the Padres, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning.

    It took 23 pitches, but Hendriks worked around a two-on, two-out jam to convert his eighth straight save opportunity. The 33-year-old has struck out multiple batters in three consecutive outings and is up to 82 in 56.2 innings this season, with his 13 K/9 ranking 10th among relievers. Hendriks hasn't surrendered an earned run across his last 8.2 frames to drop his season ERA from 3.38 to 2.86.

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  • White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Records 35th save

    Hendriks pitched a perfect inning and struck out two to earn the save in Friday's 3-1 win over the Padres.

    Hendriks threw 10 of his 15 pitches for strikes and gave the Padres no hope of a comeback. He's pitched 7.2 innings without allowing an earned run across his last eight appearances, adding five saves and a 1-1 record in that span. For the season, the closer has a 2.91 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 80:14 K:BB through 55.2 innings while going 35-for-39 in save chances.

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  • White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Picks up 34th save

    Hendriks walked one and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Thursday against the Twins.

    Hendriks maintained a one-run lead to record his 34th save of the season. He's turned in seven consecutive scoreless appearances, and he's maintained a 9:2 K:BB across 6.2 innings in that span. While he hasn't replicated his dominant 2021 campaign, Hendriks still has a very solid 2.96 ERA and 1.02 WHIP across 54.2 frames on the campaign.

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  • White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Picks up win in relief

    Hendriks (4-4) earned the win Saturday against Detroit, allowing no runs on no hits while striking out one and walking none over one inning.

    Hendriks was called upon in the 10th inning of a tied game and shut the Tigers down thanks to a fly ball, a ground ball and a strikeout. He needed 12 pitches to get through the frame and was credited with the win. This appearance comes off the heels of a loss, though Hendriks had four saves in four straight appearances prior to the loss. The veteran closer now possesses a 3.08 ERA.

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  • White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Handed tough-luck loss

    Hendriks (3-4) allowed an unearned run and took a loss against the Tigers on Friday. He recorded two outs, including a strikeout.

    Hendriks entered a 2-2 game in the 10th inning and gave up the game-winning run after a pair of sacrifices. He was tagged with his first loss since July 23 but his ERA fell slightly to 3.14 through 52 appearances. Hendriks owns an impressive 74:13 K:BB while converting 33 of 37 save chances this season.

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  • White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Perfect inning for 33rd save

    Hendriks pitched a perfect inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Rockies.

    Hendriks threw just four of nine pitches for strikes, but he got Charlie Blackmon and Brendan Rodgers on groundouts before Randal Grichuk lined out to end the game. Hendriks has thrown three straight scoreless innings to bounce back from a span in which he allowed five runs (four earned) over five innings in late August and early September. The 33-year-old closer is now 33-for-37 in save chances while sporting a 3.18 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 73:13 K:BB through 51 innings this year.

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  • White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Secures 32nd save

    Hendriks saved Friday's 5-3 win against the Athletics, walking and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning.

    Hendriks entered in the ninth inning to protect a two-run lead and issued a leadoff walk before inducing a strikeout and game-ending double play. Aside from a blown save Aug. 25, the 33-year-old has avoided a poor mark since July 23, allowing seven earned runs in 18.1 innings during the stretch. Hendrik's 32 saves place one behind league-leader Kenley Jansen.

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  • White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Strikes out side in save

    Hendriks picked up the save in Wednesday's 9-6 win over the Mariners and did not allow a baserunner while striking out three in the ninth inning.

    Hendriks has converted on 22 of his last 23 save opportunities over his last 34 appearances. However, the 33-year-old had stumbled in the five outings prior to this one, allowing four runs on seven hits, though that resulted in only one blown save. Overall this year, the right-hander is 31-for-35 in save chances with a 3.31 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 72:12 K:BB across 49 innings

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  • White Sox's Liam Hendriks: Allows run but gets 30th save

    Hendriks recorded a save against the Mariners on Monday, allowing one run on two hits and one walk while striking out two batters.

    Hendriks entered with Chicago up by two runs in the ninth inning and didn't have an easy outing. He allowed two singles and a walk that resulted in one run, but the closer was able to strike out Adam Frazier with the winning run in scoring position. Hendriks is one of six major-league relievers to post 30 saves on the campaign so far.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Age: 34
Experience: 8
Bats/Throws: R, R