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Jim Henderson | Relief Pitcher | #51

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 activated RHP Jim Henderson from the 15-day disabled list.
Henderson is traveling to meet the club in San Francisco and will be active and available out of the bullpen on Saturday. He'll be used in middle relief and the seventh inning initially upon his return. He has been sidelined since June 19 due to a right shoulder impingement. Aug 20 - 1:40 PM

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Jim Henderson will have to restart his rehab assignment after suffering a hamstring injury this week.

Henderson was probably on the verge of returning to the Mets' bullpen, but it's going to be at least another couple weeks now. The veteran right-hander has been out since June 19 with a shoulder impingement.
Jul 20 - 1:25 PM

Jim Henderson (shoulder) began a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Saturday.

His first appearance didn't go well, as he allowed three runs while retiring just two batters. Henderson has missed nearly two weeks with a right shoulder impingement and it's unclear how many rehab outings he'll require.
Jul 3 - 10:34 AM

Mets placed RHP Jim Henderson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 19, with a right shoulder impingement.

Henderson suffered the injury during an appearance in Saturday's game against the Braves. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. The Mets have called up Sean Gilmartin to take his spot in the bullpen.
Jun 21 - 3:26 PM

Jim Henderson has been diagnosed with a right shoulder impingement.

Henderson suffered the injury during a relief appearance Saturday against the Braves. It's something that would typically send a pitcher to the 15-day disabled list, but the Mets aren't making that move yet. Henderson yielded a homer Saturday to Braves catcher Tyler Flowers and holds a 4.26 ERA for the year.
Jun 18 - 11:34 PM

Jim Henderson (finger) yielded two earned runs in two innings of relief Tuesday versus the Pirates.

Henderson had a clean seventh inning, but he walked Gregory Polanco to lead off the eighth and Starling Marte promptly smashed a two-run homer to center field. Henderson hadn't pitched in a couple of days due to a torn fingernail. He holds a 3.96 ERA in 25 innings this year.
Jun 15 - 8:56 AM

Jim Henderson (finger) is unavailable for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Brewers.

Henderson is in the process of literally gluing skin back onto his torn fingernail that he sustained while throwing a pitch during Friday's game. He should be ready to return to action in another day or two.
Jun 11 - 1:22 PM

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

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

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Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Fernando Salas
5Jerry Blevins
6Hansel Robles
7Josh Edgin
8Sean Gilmartin
9Logan Verrett
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