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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 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

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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

Royals recalled LHP Liam Hendriks from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Hendriks impressed in a spot-start last week and he's back now that rosters have expanded. He figures to pitch in long relief in September.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 01:42:00 PM

Royals optioned LHP Liam Hendriks to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

The move clears a spot for Scott Downs' return from the disabled list. Hendriks tossed seven innings of one-run ball in a spot-start Wednesday against the Twins and should be back in early September.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Making his first start for the Royals, Liam Hendriks limited his original team to one run and four hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Twins.

Hendriks went 1-3 with a 6.85 ERA in eight starts and two relief appearances for Minnesota before being lost on waivers over the winter. He's since bounced around, landing with the Royals in the Danny Valencia trade last month. This rates as one of his very best outings in 32 starts as a major leaguer, though it didn't get him his fourth career win. He settled for a no-decision since the Royals didn't go ahead until the bottom of the eighth. Hendriks will probably be sent back down to the minors now, with a fresh arm potentially replacing him.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:16:00 PM

Royals recalled RHP Liam Hendriks from Triple-A Omaha.

He'll make a spot start Wednesday in place of Yordano Ventura (back) but figures to be sent back down after the game. Hendriks holds a 6.08 ERA over three starts in the majors this season.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 03:32:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 07:21:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 06:47:00 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.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 12:34:00 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.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 11:09:00 PM

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4Liam Hendriks
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