Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendricks (33) announced that he is receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer.
Hendricks posted on Instagram on the 9th, ‘Hearing the word cancer came as a shock to his wife and me. As it does to millions of families every year. But I am determined to take the fight and overcome this new challenge with the same determination I have faced with other obstacles in my life,’ he posted. He added that from the 10th he is being treated.
Born in Australia, Hendricks made his MLB debut in 2011 and is a three-time All-Star finisher. He was named the American League Relief Pitcher of the Year for two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021. He is wearing a Chicago uniform with a three-year, $54 million (67.2 billion won) contract with the White Sox in January 2021.
However, Hendricks’ baseball life has not been smooth. The fact that he will accept this fight as he did when he faced other obstacles on social media is because he fought through frustration and survived in MLB. He has a fast ball of 155 km, but it was a series of releases.
After debuting in Minnesota, he was released as Designated For Assignment in December after three seasons in 2013. He was recruited by the Chicago Cubs after being released by the Twins. However, it was released to DFA again after 10 days 토토. This time the Baltimore Orioles accepted. As Baltimore acquired starter Ubaldo Jimenez ahead of spring training, Hendricks became a DFA again excluded from the 40-man list. He began 2014 in Triple-A with the Toronto Blue Jays in a minor league contract. He was promoted to the big leagues, appeared in three games, and was traded to the Kansas City Royals. He was re-traded to Toronto on October 30 of the offseason.
He played one season full-time in Toronto in 2015. He pitched in 58 games and had the best season of his career with a 2.92 earned run average. However, Toronto made a trade in November 2015 for Oakland ace bullpen pitcher Jesse Chavez. After that, he appeared in 100 games for 5 years in Oakland and was in charge of an axis in the bullpen. In 2019, his position changed due to his finishing, recording 25 saves. He was named his first All-Star this year. In his last year in Auckland in 2020, his annual salary of $5.3 million was the highest ever.
After the 2020 season, he became a free agent and joined the ranks of high-payers with a $54 million contract. a human victory It is a dynamic style that reveals emotions when saving. The fastball is the main weapon.