Liam Hendriks Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/10/1989 (34)
- Sacred Heart College (Australia)
Liam Hendriks Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Liam Hendriks News
The Chicago White Sox declined relief pitcher Liam Hendriks' (elbow) $15 million option for the 2024 season, making him a free agent this offseason. The White Sox still owe him $15 million, but deferred over time. It was a tumultuous 2023 for the 34-year-old Australian right-hander, as he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma early in the year before eventually undergoing Tommy John surgery in August. Hendriks was able to beat cancer and made five relief appearances for the White Sox, allowed three earned runs while striking out three in five innings of work. The three-time All-Star will miss the majority of the 2024 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, so he won't really have any fantasy appeal next spring in redraft leagues.
Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Wednesday morning to fix a torn UCL in his right elbow. The surgery was performed by Dr. Keith Meister in Arlington, Texas. It's a tough break for Hendriks, who had already made a return from non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis earlier this year. The 34-year-old right-handed Aussie will end up making just five appearances for the White Sox this year, giving up three earned runs on four hits while walking one and striking out three in five innings with one save. Hendriks will now miss the rest of the 2023 season and most likely most of the 2024 campaign. For now, Gregory Santos should be Chicago's primary closer for the foreseeable future.
Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Liam Hendriks (elbow) is scheduled to face live hitters in a simulated game on Wednesday. The 34-year-old has been sidelined since mid-June due to inflammation in his elbow. The organization hasn't announced whether or not Hendriks is going to require a minor league rehab assignment. The hope is that Hendriks is cleared to return to the White Sox bullpen after the simulated game on Wednesday. Fantasy managers will have to check back for another update on him.
Liam Hendriks Stats
Last 10 Games
Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks should once again be one of the sport's best closers next season, both in terms of real-life baseball and fantasy baseball. The 33-year-old is coming off yet another strong season in 2022, pitching to a 2.81 ERA and a 2.68 FIP in 57.2 innings for the White Sox. He struck out 85 batters during that span while scattering just 16 walks and seven home runs. Perhaps most crucially, at least from a fantasy standpoint, Hendriks finished with 37 saves, topping the 35-save mark for the second season in a row. Jose Abreu left the White Sox during the offseason, but the team's bullpen remains largely in place, which should benefit Hendriks, his save chances, and his general fantasy upside with the likes of Reynaldo Lopez, Kendall Graveman, Joe Kelly, Garrett Crochet, and Aaron Bummer all on hand to build a bridge to the veteran closer. Hendriks should once again be one of fantasy's best closers in 2023, right up there with the likes of Edwin Diaz and Emmanuel Clase.