Chicago White Sox nearer Liam Hendriks may make his season debut as early as Monday, following an offseason battle with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Hendriks was recognized in January and underwent his remaining spherical of chemotherapy in early April.
The 34-year-old Hendriks has pitched in 471 Main League video games all through his profession and was one of many high closers in baseball over the previous two seasons with the White Sox. He recorded 75 saves throughout the 2021 and 2022 seasons and was additionally an All-Star with the Oakland Athletics throughout the 2019 season.
White Sox supervisor Pedro Grifol mentioned on Thursday he doesn’t anticipate Hendriks showing in a sport this weekend, with Monday being way more seemingly.
He’s anticipated to throw a dwell batting observe with teammates on Friday and the group will see the place he’s at that time.
He started a rehab task in Triple-A earlier this month, posting a ten.80 ERA in his six appearances.
The truth that Hendrik is so near returning at any level is a victory in itself. There was no assure that Hendriks would be capable of pitch all of it this season, and the actual fact he’s returning in Might is a serious accomplishment.
Hendriks joins a prolonged listing of athletes which have been in a position to return from most cancers diagnoses of their careers, together with Mario Lemieux, Jon Lester and NHL ironman Phil Kessel. Lemieux and Lester had been additionally in a position to return from battles with non-Hodkin’s lymphoma. Lemieux famously made his return to the NHL throughout the 1993 season on the very same day he received his final treatment.