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Jim Henderson | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/21/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brewers transferred RHP Jim Henderson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
It was a procedural move to clear a roster spot for Jeremy Jeffress and in no way affects Henderson's timetable. He's been making progress from a shoulder injury and could rejoin the Milwaukee bullpen this week. Jul 21 - 11:00 AM

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Jim Henderson (shoulder) will continue his minor league rehab assignment on Saturday with Triple-A Nashville.

Nashville marks the third stop for Henderson in his rehab, as he has posted 7 2/3 scoreless frames between the Brewers rookie league team and Double-A Huntsville. If everything continues to go smoothly, he could be looking at a return to the Brewers bullpen early next week.
Jul 19 - 11:02 AM

Jim Henderson (shoulder) resumed a rehab assignment with the Arizona League Brewers on Thursday.

Henderson had to be shut down for a while after experiencing renewed shoulder discomfort during a rehab appearance in late May, but he appears to be back on track now. The reliever would seem to have a shot to return before the All-Star break if all goes well.
Jul 4 - 8:32 AM

Jim Henderson (shoulder) threw his first bullpen session Wednesday since landing on the DL.

Henderson was placed on the 15-day disabled list in early May because of right shoulder inflammation. His bullpen session Wednesday was successful, but he acknowledged that it is the first step of many to come. The right-handed setup man remains out indefinitely.
Jun 18 - 7:40 PM

Jim Henderson (shoulder) was given a cortisone shot on Tuesday.

Henderson had a setback last week when he experienced renewed right shoulder discomfort. However, he's hoping it will just be a small bump in the road. "We need to free it up and be pain free and then we'll be good to go, really," Henderson said. "I'm going to just ice it and make sure the injection stays in there and does its work. Then we can get back to strengthening it and exercising again."
May 27 - 11:15 PM

Jim Henderson experienced renewed right shoulder discomfort in a rehab appearance on Friday.

Henderson will visit a specialist to determine the severity of the setback. He had been aiming to return to the Brewers' bullpen by the end of this month. The right-hander has been out since May 2 with shoulder inflammation.
May 26 - 12:23 PM

Jim Henderson (shoulder) threw another successful bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

Henderson is now expecting to be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment, and the 31-year-old setup man should be back in the Brewers' bullpen by the end of May. He's been out since May 2 with shoulder inflammation.
May 20 - 4:29 PM

Jim Henderson (shoulder) will throw one more bullpens session on Tuesday before likely being sent out on a rehab assignment.

Henderson felt a little weak during a bullpen session on Saturday, but it's something he expected. He should be ready to rejoin the Brewers' bullpen before long. "It's one of those day-by-day things now," Henderson said. "You're anxious, but you've got to be patient with it, too."
May 19 - 9:14 PM

Jim Henderson (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Sunday.

Henderson has been throwing from 120 feet with no problems. He'll be sent out on a rehab assignment if the 'pen session goes well. "The thing that was an issue before was I had a hard time getting loose and that's been good right off the bat playing catch," he said. "That's encouraging. I'll have to go rehab, and that's for everybody's benefit to make sure that we're ready to go and I'm back to where I used to be. It's more I want to make sure. I don't think I've really been right all year, and I want to get there so I can come back and be helpful to the team."
May 18 - 8:57 AM

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday that Jim Henderson (shoulder) is likely to need longer than minimum stay on the disabled list.

It's not clear when the reliever will resume throwing, and he's expected to require a rehab assignment before returning. Henderson is eligible to rejoin the bullpen on May 17, but it sounds like we won't see him until later in the month, if not longer.
May 7 - 12:38 PM

Brewers placed RHP Jim Henderson on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Henderson was rocked for five runs over two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's loss to the Reds, so it's no surprise that he's dealing with a physical issue. It's not clear if he'll be examined further or how long he'll be sidelined. Outfielder Caleb Gindl has replaced Henderson on the roster.
May 2 - 11:25 AM

Jim Henderson was lit up for five runs over two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's loss to the Reds.

Henderson gave up four hits -- including the go-ahead homer -- and walked one in a nightmarish eighth inning. He exited with the bases loaded and Rob Wooten wound up letting all three inherited runners score. Henderson has pitched well this season for the most part, but with as lights-out as K-Rod has been, it's probably safe to go ahead and drop him if you're hunting for saves.
May 1 - 10:19 PM

Jim Henderson pitched a perfect ninth inning, though it was in garbage time, in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

The big takeaway was that Henderson's velocity was back up in the mid-90's. His lowest fastball registered at 94 mph and his fastest came in at 97 mph. Good news for those who picked up Henderson in fantasy leagues with dreams of bountiful save opportunities.
Apr 8 - 7:44 PM

Jim Henderson gave up a double and a walk to the two batters he faced Saturday against the Red Sox.

That was all Ron Roenicke needed to see before replacing him with Zach Duke in the sixth. It was a significant setback to Henderson's chances of reclaiming the closer's role.
Apr 5 - 11:49 PM

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke reiterated Tuesday that he plans to re-install Jim Henderson as his closer once the reliever figures things out.

Henderson's velocity and mechanics were off in spring training, which led to Roenicke using Francisco Rodriguez in a save chance Monday. The good news is that Henderson is healthy and he should return to the ninth inning soon if he can right the ship. "Ideally, I would like to get him a couple outings where the game wasn’t on the line. That’s ideal," Roenicke said. "I’m not saying we can do that because if he has to pitch in a game where it’s an inning I need him to pitch, then he’ll pitch. We want him as a closer. That’s what we want."
Apr 1 - 7:12 PM

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1B1Lyle Overbay
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Rickie Weeks
SS1Jean Segura
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Aramis Ramirez
LF1Khris Davis
2Logan Schafer
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
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PosRoleName
S1Yovani Gallardo
2Kyle Lohse
3Matt Garza
4Wily Peralta
5Jimmy Nelson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jim Henderson
3Tyler Thornburg
4Will Smith
5Zach Duke
6Brandon Kintzler
7Jeremy Jeffress
8Tom Gorzelanny
9Wei-Chung Wang
10Marco Estrada