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Liam Hendriks | Relief Pitcher | #31

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics activated RHP Liam Hendriks from the 15-day disabled list.
Hendrick has missed the last six weeks with an arm issue. He held an 8.27 but a 19/1 K/BB ratio over 16 1/3 frames before the injury. Jun 19 - 11:46 AM

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Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Saturday that Liam Hendriks (triceps, elbow) would be activated from the disabled list within the next two days.

Hendriks has been on the shelf since early May due to his arm issues. He'll work in a middle relief role upon his return to the A's bullpen.
Jun 18 - 2:39 PM

Liam Hendriks (triceps, elbow) is scheduled to make his first rehab appearance Tuesday with High-A Stockton.

It will likely be a one-inning outing. Hendriks has been on the disabled list since early May with triceps and elbow discomfort. He could be ready in a week or so.
Jun 7 - 6:29 PM

Liam Hendriks (triceps, elbow) threw a simulated game on Saturday.

The reliever "felt great," according to Athletics manager Bob Melvin. "It had been awhile since he actually felt really good during this process," the skipper added. Hendriks has been out for nearly a month with triceps and elbow soreness but appears to finally be making progress. There remains no timetable for his return, but it shouldn't be too long if he can avoid another setback.
Jun 5 - 1:32 PM

Liam Hendriks (triceps, elbow) is scheduled to make a simulated appearance this weekend.

Hendriks is back on the right track after a shutdown period in May and the right-hander could return to the A's bullpen in two weeks if everything goes smoothly from here. He's been out nearly four weeks already with discomfort in the back of his pitching elbow.
Jun 1 - 2:40 PM

Liam Hendriks (triceps, elbow) is still experiencing soreness when he tries to play catch.

An MRI taken last week on Hendriks' right arm showed no structural damage, but he apparently has some lingering inflammation. The righty reliever was originally placed on the disabled list May 8 with a triceps strain and then his elbow began barking. There is obviously no timetable currently for his return.
May 18 - 2:29 PM

An MRI of Liam Hendriks' right elbow showed no structural damage.

Hendriks is sidelined with a right triceps strain, but it's good to know there's nothing more serious going on. Hendriks will rest a few days before being re-examined Monday.
May 14 - 10:00 AM

Athletics placed RHP Liam Hendriks on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 8, with a right triceps strain.

Hendriks owns a nice 19/1 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings, but he has been hammered for 16 runs (15 earned) on 28 hits. Perhaps the time off will do him some good.
May 10 - 2:38 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Liam Hendriks from the Blue Jays for RHP Jesse Chavez.

The 26-year-old hurler is under team control through the 2019 season. He had a terrific season out of the Blue Jays bullpen in 2015, compiling a 2.92 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 71/11 K/BB ratio over 64 2/3 innings. He'll presumably work in a setup role in front of closer Sean Doolittle.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 07:20:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Liam Hendriks from Triple-A Buffalo

The 26-year-old right-hander is expected to function in a middle relief role to begin the season with the Jays. He posted a 4.15 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 9/3 K/BB ratio over 8 2/3 innings in the spring.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 10:25:00 AM

Blue Jays acquired RHP Liam Hendriks from the Royals for C Santiago Nessy.

Hendriks was designated for assignment by the Royals earlier this week and is now headed back to Toronto, where he opened the 2014 season. The 25-year-old right-hander registered a 5.23 ERA in 32 2/3 innings this past summer between the Royals and Jays.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 01:37:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays have acquired Liam Hendriks from the Royals.

Rosenthal says a catcher will be heading to Kansas City as compensation. Hendriks actually began the 2014 season with Toronto and will now rejoin the club as organizational pitching depth. The 25-year-old right-hander owns a 5.92 career ERA in the bigs.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 12:59:00 PM

Royals designated RHP Liam Hendriks for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Moises Sierra who was claimed off waivers from the White Sox on Friday. The 25-year-old Australian hurler appeared in nine games between the Blue Jays and Royals in 2014, compiling a 5.23 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 23/7 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings. With the ability to start and work in relief, he shouldn't have any trouble finding another team willing to give him a shot.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 08:45:00 AM

Liam Hendriks will start Tuesday against the White Sox.

Danny Duffy (shoulder) had hoped to make the start, but the Royals will have him throw a simulate game instead. Hendriks gave up three runs (two earned) over 2 1/3 innings last Thursday against the Red Sox and can't be trusted in most fantasy leagues.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 05:18:00 PM

Liam Hendriks lasted only 2 1/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned), in a loss to the Red Sox on Thursday.

Hendriks didn't have much going for him, though he was the unfortunate victim of an Eric Hosmer error in the second. In the third, however, Hendriks allowed two singles, two walks, and hit a batter in a two-run inning. He now sports a 5.06 ERA and if he's granted another opportunity to start in a pennant chase, it'll come against the White Sox next week.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 11:56:00 PM

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