right-hander Liam Hendricks was back in Chicago on Thursday and white sox May make his comeback from stage-4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as early as Monday
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Hendrix is about to take live batting practice white sox teammates on Friday and will assess from there whether he will pitch in a major league game
Hendrix, 34, was diagnosed on January 9 and completed his final round of chemotherapy on April 5. He began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte on May 5, where he posted a 10.80 ERA in six appearances.
“When he throws (Friday), we’ll wait and see the result, how he feels, what the numbers were (and) really evaluate it thoroughly,” white sox said manager Pedro Grifol. “He’s close, so now we really have to do a good job of evaluating him, how close he really is to Liam Hendricks, not just how close he is to pitching here in the big leagues.
Grifol had already said that he did not expect Hendrix to appear before the end of the weekend.
Hendrix in his first two seasons white sox, making the All-Star team both years. His 38 saves led the American League in 2021 and he followed the 37 last season
Hendricks, a native of Australia, was also an All-Star in 2019 when he was a member of the Oakland Athletics.
in 471 career games (44 starts) for the Minnesota Twins (2011–13), Kansas City Royals (2014), Toronto Blue Jays (2014–15), Athletics (2016–20) and white soxHendricks has a career 3.81 ERA with a 31–34 record and 115 saves. He has 724 strikeouts against 158 walks in 645 innings.
– Field Level Media