Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendricks, 34, is returning to the field after battling cancer and missing the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
Hendricks announced his return in a team video on Monday (28 April). Hendricks is expected to rejoin the team on the 29th, the start of a three-game homestand against the Los Angeles Angels, MLB.com reported.
Hendricks revealed in January that he had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. He was originally scheduled to represent Australia in the WBC, but did not make it because of his battle with lymphoma.메이저사이트
The White Sox were cautious about Hendricks’ return. “We’re going to prepare him for his return so that he can be the Reham Hendricks that we all want him to be and that he wants to be,” White Sox manager Pedro Griffol said recently.
Hendricks has made six rehab appearances at AAA and recently participated in live pitching drills.
Hendricks previously announced late last month on social media that he had been “declared cancer-free” after posting a photo of his battle with the disease.
Hendricks signed a three-year, $54 million free agent contract with the White Sox ahead of the 2021 season. In two seasons with the White Sox, Hendricks posted a 2.66 ERA with 75 saves in 128.2 innings and was named an All-Star for the second straight year.