‘Cancer-free’ Hendricks back in IL, ‘ready to pitch out of bullpen vs. LAA’

Liam Hendricks (34, Chicago White Sox), who was diagnosed with cancer in January, has returned from the disabled list. It’s been more than a month since he was declared cancer-free.

The Chicago White Sox announced the same day that they activated Hendricks from the 15-day disabled list. The White Sox will host the Los Angeles Angels on Sept. 30.

Hendricks previously announced in early January that he had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The disease is a type of blood cancer that occurs when lymphoid tissue cells turn malignant.

The Chicago White Sox organization later announced on March 21 that Hendricks had been declared cancer-free. Hendricks also announced that he was free of the disease.

After being declared cancer-free, Hendricks immediately began preparing for his return. Since his injury was not pitching-related, his return to action was very quick.

Hendricks recently pitched six games at Triple-A to get his feet wet before returning to the majors today.

Hendricks, a 13-year major leaguer, pitched 57 2/3 innings in 58 games last season, going 4-4 with a 2.81 ERA. He struck out 85 batters.토토사이트

Hendricks is a right-handed reliever who throws a four-seam fastball that averages 97.8 mph. His four-seam fastball has a command rate of over 60%. He also throws a slider and a curveball.