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Jim Henderson | Relief Pitcher | #51

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/21/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Tennessee Wesleyan
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 26 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Mets purchased the contract of RHP Jim Henderson from Triple-A Las Vegas.
He beat out Sean Gilmartin for the last bullpen spot. Henderson earned the gig with a nice spring that saw him post a 1.69 ERA with 13 strikeouts over 10 2/3 innings. The former closer has been plagued by shoulder issues the last couple years, but he's throwing in the mid-90s again and could be a nice asset if he can stay healthy. Apr 1 - 2:34 PM

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Jim Henderson pitched a perfect inning of relief Tuesday against the Marlins.

Henderson's spot in the Mets' bullpen seems pretty well locked up at this point. The former Brewers closer has a 1.86 ERA and a 12/1 K/BB ratio in 9 2/3 innings this spring.
Mar 29 - 3:58 PM

Marc Carig of Newsday writes that non-roster invitee Jim Henderson has made a strong push for a spot in the Mets' bullpen.

The former Brewers' closer has dealt with shoulder issues over the past two years, but he's throwing in the mid-90s with his fastball again and has allowed just one run over five innings this spring to go along with seven strikeouts and zero walks. Carig hears that the Mets are open to the idea of not carrying a long reliever to begin the season, which helps Henderson's chances of winning a spot.
Source: Newsday
Mar 16 - 10:00 AM

Jim Henderson's contract includes a June 15 opt-out.

Henderson was limited to 35 2/3 innings in the minor leagues last season and hasn't pitched in the majors in two years. The 33-year-old lost some of his velocity after undergoing shoulder surgery in 2014 but the Mets were still willing to take a flyer on him. Henderson has posted 31 saves and 22 holds since debuting with Milwaukee in 2012.
Feb 20 - 5:44 PM

Mets signed RHP Jim Henderson to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

Henderson spent the 2015 season in the Brewers' minor leagues, posting a 4.04 ERA in 35 2/3 innings across three levels. He had right shoulder surgery in 2014. The 33-year-old saved 28 games as recently as 2013, though, so the Mets are obviously hoping he can regain some of that former effectiveness.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 04:47:00 PM

Brewers sent RHP Jim Henderson outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The 32-year-old former closer passed through waivers unclaimed. He continues to battle his way back from shoulder surgery and should be an option for the Brewers bullpen at some point during the season.
Thu, May 21, 2015 07:55:00 PM

Brewers activated RHP Jim Henderson from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Henderson is working his way back from shoulder surgery. If he performs well at Triple-A, he'll likely be back in Milwaukee before long.
Wed, May 13, 2015 06:21:00 PM

Jim Henderson (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Brevard County on Friday.

Henderson showed diminished velocity in spring training as he worked his way back from surgery to repair a torn right labrum. The Brewers will give him plenty of rehab outings before activating him.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 10:54:00 AM

Brewers placed RHP Jim Henderson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with right shoulder inflammation.

The veteran right-hander is still in the process of rehabbing and recovering from a torn right labrum. It's unclear when he will be an option to join the Brewers bullpen, but he could be looking at a lengthy stint on the DL.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 01:12:00 PM

Jim Henderson has been sent to the minor league side of camp in order to continue to rehab his surgically-repaired right shoulder.

There's no official move with Henderson, but he's displayed diminished velocity in camp and needs to rehab rather than continue to pitch. The reliever had his right labrum and rotator cuff repaired last August and is now poised to open the season on the disabled list.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 11:47:00 AM

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Jim Henderson has yet to regain his velocity post-shoulder surgery.

Haudricourt thinks it could affect the reliever's chances at making the Opening Day roster. Henderson had major surgery last August to repair his right labrum and rotator cuff, so it's not a surprise that he's not yet throwing in the mid-to-high 90s as he used to. The former closer could be stashed on the disabled list to begin the season.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 01:44:00 PM

Jim Henderson (shoulder) threw live batting practice on Sunday for the first time since undergoing surgery in August to repair his right labrum and rotator cuff.

The veteran right-hander said he felt good after the session, though his command wasn't where he wanted it to be. The next step could be for Henderson to get into game action at some point next week, and barring any setbacks he appears to be on track for the start of the regular season.
Source: FOX Sports
Sun, Mar 1, 2015 08:38:00 PM

Jim Henderson (shoulder) threw at nearly 100 percent effort on Monday.

Henderson had surgery last August to repair his right labrum and rotator cuff, but it sounds like he's basically all systems go at the beginning of spring training. The former closer will be looking for a bounce-back season after posted a 7.15 ERA over 14 appearances in an injury-shortened 2014 campaign.
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 06:38:00 PM

Jim Henderson (shoulder) began throwing off a mound last week.

He's slated to have his first true bullpen sessions this week after surgery last August to repair his labrum and rotator cuff. The Brewers referred to the operation as a "cleanup," but it's always worrisome when the labrum and rotator cuff are involved. However, Henderson is optimistic about being ready to go come Opening Day.
Sun, Jan 25, 2015 12:42:00 PM

Brewers activated RHP Jim Henderson from the 60-day disabled list.

Shoulder problems limited Henderson to just 11 1/3 innings this year and he eventually required season-ending "clean-up" of his labrum and rotator cuff in August. The estimated recovery time was four months, so he should have a chance to be ready for spring training if all goes well with his rehab.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 08:42:00 AM

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