White Sox closer Liam Hendriks starting cancer treatment

White Sox closer Liam Hendriks starting cancer treatment

Chicago White Sox right-handed pitcher Liam Hendriks introduced Sunday night time that he was recognized with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Hendriks, 33, stated his remedy will start Monday and he expects to make a full restoration.

“As knowledgeable athlete, I’ve at all times been conscious to attempt to use my place within the public eye to probably the most optimistic ends attainable by shining a lightweight on causes or points that contact near dwelling for myself, my spouse and my household,” Hendriks wrote in a social media publish.

“Lately I used to be recognized with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Listening to the phrase “Most cancers” got here as a shock to my spouse and I, because it does to thousands and thousands of households every year. Nevertheless, I’m resolved to embrace the combat and overcome this new problem with the identical dedication I’ve used when dealing with different obstacles in my life.

“My remedy begins tomorrow, and I’m assured that I’ll make a full restoration and be again on the mound as quickly as attainable. I do know with the assist of my spouse, my household, my teammates and the Chicago White Sox group, together with the remedy and care from my medical doctors, I’ll get by means of this.”

The White Sox launched an announcement from normal supervisor Rick Hahn in assist of Hendriks, a three-time All-Star.

Earlier Sunday night, Liam Hendriks introduced he’s starting remedy tomorrow for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. We’re all with you, Liam! 💚 pic.twitter.com/iLF1IpByp5

— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) January 9, 2023

“Our ideas and reactions right now are for Liam the individual, not Liam the baseball participant,” Hahn wrote. “I do know the whole Chicago White Sox group, our employees, his teammates and positively White Sox followers, will rally in assist of Liam and (spouse) Kristi throughout the coming months. Realizing everybody concerned, particularly Liam, we’re optimistic he’ll pitch once more for the White Sox as quickly as viable. Within the meantime, all of us will do every part in our energy to assist our teammate and his household as they face this problem, whereas additionally respecting their privateness.”

Hahn added that the workforce wouldn’t have any updates on Hendriks’ standing for the 2023 season till Opening Day “on the very earliest.”

The star reliever expects to make a full restoration from most cancers.Rob Carr/Getty Photos

A local of Australia, Hendriks has performed 12 seasons in Main League Baseball, primarily popping out of the bullpen since 2015. In 2022, his second 12 months with the White Sox, Hendriks appeared in 58 video games and went 4-4 with a 2.81 ERA and 37 saves. The 12 months earlier than that, his 38 saves led the American League.

In 471 profession video games (44 begins) for the Minnesota Twins (2011-13), Kansas Metropolis Royals (2014), Toronto Blue Jays (2014-15), Oakland Athletics (2016-20) and White Sox, Hendriks has a profession 3.81 ERA with a 31-34 file and 115 saves. He has 724 strikeouts to 158 walks throughout 645 innings.

Hendriks was an All-Star in 2019, 2021 and 2022. He acquired votes for the American League Cy Younger award in 2020 and 2021.

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