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Liam Hendriks | Relief Pitcher | #31

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 and RHP Liam Hendriks avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.
The financials aren't available. Hendriks was eligible for arbitration for the second time. Jan 12 - 2:52 PM

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Liam Hendriks earned his first career save on Wednesday afternoon against the Tigers.

Hendriks retired both batters he faced, one via strikeout, to close out a scary ninth inning for Oakland. Ryan Dull threatened to give the game away, yielding two runs on a walk and two hits before getting lifted. Hendriks has been excellent since mid-August, but we wouldn't count on the 28-year-old right-hander for any more saves here in 2017.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Liam Hendriks said Saturday that he hopes to join Australia for Round 2 of the World Baseball Classic should they advance.

Hendriks withdrew from the team on Friday citing the fact that his stuff wasn't quite game-ready and he didn't want to risk injury or jeopardize his season by ramping up too quickly. While he wants to be able to pitch for his home country, he realizes that the Athletics and his own career need to take priority.
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Liam Hendriks announced Friday that he's withdrawing from the World Baseball Classic and will not pitch for Team Australia.

Hendriks wanted to clarify that he isn't injured, just choosing not to go. Instead, he'll remain Arizona with the rest of his teammates where he'll prepare for the upcoming season.
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 07:39:00 PM

Liam Hendricks confirmed Saturday that he will pitch for Australia in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

The veteran southpaw will report to A's camp with the rest of the pitchers and catchers, then will depart in early March to head to Japan to meet up with his Australian mates. A weapon against opposing left-handed hitters, Hendriks owns a 3.34 ERA and 142/25 K/BB ratio over the last two seasons.
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 01:30:00 PM

Athletics and RHP Liam Hendriks avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.

Hendricks was arbitration-eligible for the first time. He's become a weapon out of the bullpen the last two seasons, boasting a 3.34 ERA and nifty 142/25 K/BB ratio across 111 relief appearances.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 02:49:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 11:46:00 AM

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.
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 02:39:00 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.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 06:29:00 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.
Sun, Jun 5, 2016 01:32:00 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.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 02:40:00 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.
Wed, May 18, 2016 02:29:00 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.
Sat, May 14, 2016 10:00:00 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.
Tue, May 10, 2016 02:38:00 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

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