Liam Hendriks Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/10/1989 (33)
- Sacred Heart College (Australia)
Liam Hendriks Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Liam Hendriks News
Chicago White Sox skipper Tony La Russa is hoping that closer Liam Hendriks (forearm) can return from the injured list for the team's next homestand, which begins next Monday against the Minnesota Twins. Hendriks felt good after his bullpen session on Monday and will throw a simulated game in San Francisco on Friday. The 33-year-old right-handed went on the injured list two weeks ago, but fantasy managers could have him back by next week. Hendriks should be rostered in all league's as the Pale Hose's closer when healthy, and he has 16 saves, a 2.81 ERA and 37 punch-outs in 25 2/3 innings pitched this year. Kendall Graveman should continue to work the ninth inning for the White Sox until Hendriks is deemed ready to return.
Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Liam Hendriks (forearm) began throwing on Monday this past week and he has been pleased with how things have progressed. The 33-year-old was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right forearm strain about 10 days ago. Initially, Hendriks had told reporters that July 1 was his target for a return, but now he believes there's a chance he could be back when first eligible on June 27. We should have a more clear idea on his return timeline in the coming days as he's set for bullpen and flat ground sessions soon. The White Sox haven't had any save opportunities arise while Hendriks has been out, but Kendall Graveman is expected to hold down the ninth inning with Hendriks out.
The Chicago White Sox placed closer Liam Hendriks (forearm) on the 15-day injured list on Tuesday. Shortly after the move, White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn provided some updates on Hendriks' status. Hahn explained that Hendriks has a flexor strain. His timeline will be dependent on how he handles treatment over the next few days. Hahn stated, "the preliminary estimate is three weeks." Kendall Graveman should be added by all fantasy managers who are looking for short-term help in saves. He is the clear favorite to hold down the ninth inning role with Hendriks out. Jose Ruiz and Kyle Crick could also see some save chances if Graveman struggles. Graveman has converted just two of his six save opportunities so far this year.
Liam Hendriks was an All-Star with the Oakland Athletics in 2019 when he posted a fantastic 1.80 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, a career-high 124 strikeouts, 21 walks and a career-high 25 saves in 75 games (85 innings pitched). He had an even better ERA (1.78) and WHIP (0.67) while striking out 37, walking just three and recording 14 saves in the shortened 2020 season over 24 appearances and 25 1/3 innings. The 31-year-old signed with the Chicago White Sox in the offseason for three years and $39 million to be their closer with Alex Colome departing in free agency. Although he'll now be pitching in a much more hitter-friendly home park in Chicago, there's no question that Hendriks has established himself as an elite fantasy closer. A strong up-and-coming White Sox club should hand him plenty of save opportunities as well. The Aussie right-hander's 67 ADP makes him a top-three fantasy fireman.