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Liam Hendriks | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 201
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Royals acquired RHP Liam Hendriks and C Erik Kratz from the Blue Jays in exchange for 3B Danny Valencia.
Hendriks holds a 6.08 ERA in three starts in the majors this season but boasts a 2.33 mark at Triple-A. He'll provide some rotation depth for the Royals. Jul 28 - 7:21 PM

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

Erik Kratz is also expected to head to Kansas City with Hendriks. It's not clear at this point what the Blue Jays will receive in return. Hendriks seems likely to be assigned to Triple-A Omaha as rotation depth. He holds a 6.08 ERA in three starts in the majors this season. Kratz has hit .198/.226/.346 with three homers over 34 games for the Jays.
Jul 28 - 6:47 PM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Liam Hendriks to Triple-A Buffalo.

Hendriks was called up to start Friday against the Reds to give R.A. Dickey some extra time to recover from a groin injury. It didn't go well, as he gave up six runs in just 1 2/3 innings. Fortunately, the Jays' offense picked him up.
Jun 21 - 12:34 AM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Liam Hendriks from Triple-A Buffalo.

He will start on Friday in Cincinnati, as the Jays are giving R.A. Dickey some extra time to recover from his groin injury, pushing him back to Sunday. Hendriks fared well in a couple starts for the Jays last month but will be sent back down after Friday's outing.
Jun 19 - 11:09 PM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Liam Hendriks to Triple-A Buffalo.

Hendriks fared well in a couple starts for the Jays, but he's no longer needed with Marcus Stroman getting a look in the rotation. However, the righty made a good impression and should be back later this season.
Jun 1 - 3:48 PM

Liam Hendriks got the no-decision, allowing two runs in six innings as the Blue Jays defeated the Rays 3-2 on Wednesday.

Hendriks pitched well, but made one mistake which resulted in a Wil Myers two-run home run in the second inning to knot the game at two apiece. Overall, Hendriks allowed three hits, walked none, and struck out five. The right-hander has two solid outings under his belt since joining the rotation. Hendriks will face the Tigers on the road in his next start, a tall order.
May 28 - 10:47 PM

Liam Hendriks yielded one run in 5 2/3 innings Friday in a 3-2 win over the Athletics.

Hendriks lived dangerously during the outing, giving up three hits and three walks and a number of long fly balls, but he gave the Blue Jays exactly what they were hoping for after his call-up. It's unclear how long he'll stick in the rotation, but he's not a great fantasy bet.
May 23 - 9:58 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Liam Hendriks from Triple-A Buffalo.

Hendriks will make his Blue Jays debut on Friday versus the Athletics. The righty earned the promotion after posting a 1.48 ERA and 36/3 K/BB ratio over 48 2/3 frames at Buffalo this season. However, it's hard to trust him given his career 6.06 mark over 156 big league innings.
May 23 - 12:10 PM

Liam Hendriks will be called up to start on Friday versus the Athletics.

He's taking the rotation spot of Dustin McGowan, who was moved to the bullpen last week. R.A. Dickey will be pushed back a day to Saturday. Hendriks earned the promotion after posting a 1.48 ERA and 36/3 K/BB ratio over 48 2/3 frames at Triple-A Buffalo this season.
May 22 - 7:32 PM

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said during an appearance on 590 The Fan in Toronto on Tuesday that Liam Hendriks and Todd Redmond are the "leading candidates" to start Saturday against the Athletics.

These are the logical candidates now that Dustin McGowan is in the bullpen and Marcus Stroman has been sent down to the minors. Redmond has pitched exclusively out of the bullpen with the Jays this season while Hendriks has an impressive 1.48 ERA and 36/3 K/BB ratio in 48 2/3 innings over seven starts and two relief appearances in Triple-A.
May 20 - 9:01 AM

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has indicated that Liam Hendriks could be the favorite to start on Saturday versus the Athletics.

Hendriks threw seven innings of one-run ball for Triple-A Buffalo Saturday with Anthopoulos in attendance. The righty holds a 1.48 ERA and 36/3 K/BB ratio over 48 2/3 frames at Buffalo this season. "You know you don't have to have a 60- or 80-pitch first appearance. He's fully stretched out," Anthopoulos said of Hendriks. It sounds like those hoping to get a look at Marcus Stroman in the rotation will have to wait a bit longer.
May 18 - 10:52 AM

Blue Jays claimed RHP Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Orioles.

It's the third time he's been claimed off waivers this winter after the Twins designated him for assignment in December. The Blue Jays currently have a host of players competing for the final spot in their rotation, and Hendriks could join the mix. The 24-year-old owns a 6.06 ERA in 156 career major league innings.
Feb 21 - 1:53 PM

Orioles designated RHP Liam Hendriks for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Ubaldo Jimenez on the 40-man roster. Hendriks, who made two starts and eight relief appearances with the Twins last season, could soon be with his fourth organization since December.
Feb 19 - 3:56 PM

Orioles claimed RHP Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Cubs.

It has been a busy month for Hendriks, who was designated for assignment by the Twins on December 5, claimed by the Cubs on December 13, and will now head to Baltimore. The 24-year-old native of Perth, Australia owns a 6.06 ERA in 156 career major league innings.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 02:11:00 PM

Cubs claimed RHP Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Twins.

Hendriks was designated for assignment earlier this month as the Twins made room on the 40-man roster for Phil Hughes. The right-hander has a career 6.06 ERA over 156 innings at the big league level, but he's put up a 2.99 mark in the minors and will turn just 25 in February. The Cubs seem likely to either give him a shot as a reliever or stick him in their Triple-A rotation.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 01:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Aaron Crow
5Jason Frasor
6Francisley Bueno
7Scott Downs
8Bruce Chen
9Luke Hochevar