White Sox closer Liam Hendricks General Manager Rick Hahn told reporters (including Daryl Van Schoen of the Chicago Sun-Times). It was placed on the infected list for 15 days, retroactively to June 11, with Joe Kelly It was brought back from IL to be replaced in the active list.
Asked about the timetable for Hendrix’s return, Hahn indicated that the club would have to see “how it responds to treatment over the next few days” but added “the initial estimate is three weeks”. Returning in a few weeks would score as a club positive given the ominous diagnosis, where sometimes flexed strains can be a precursor to more serious elbow problems.
Signed to a four-year, $54 million free agent deal during the 2020-21 season, Hendriks has been stellar overall for the South Sides. He scored a 2.54 ERA with another world strike rate of 42.3% over 71 innings last season, saving 38 games in the process. He has collected 16 more times this year and has a 2.81 ERA across 25 2/3 frames. The strike rate of the right has taken a step back from its previous highs, but still hits hard at 34.6% of hitters.
Hendriks is one of the better late sporting weapons. Sox also lost Sothebow Aaron Bomer to IL during the Weekend, leaving manager Tony La Russa a little short on bowling. Despite having the Hendriks-Bummer pair at the back end, Chicago continued to invest heavily in relief last season. Bring the front office Kendall Grafman My aforementioned agent in multi-year free agent deals, and this duo is a plus Matt Foster Number to see a lot of high leverage opportunities over the next few weeks.
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