Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendries (34) was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer on the 9th (Korean time) and entered treatment.
The cancer he was diagnosed with is ‘non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma’, a lymphocyte malignant tumor. According to the American Cancer Society, it accounts for about 4% of all cancers and has a survival rate of greater than 70% for at least 5 years.
Hendricks said on his Instagram that day, “When I heard about cancer, my wife and I were so surprised, like millions of patients every year. I was determined to overcome it,” he said.
In a press release, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said, “As a human being, not as a baseball player, we convey our thoughts and feelings about Liam. Our club, staff, players and fans fully support Liam and his wife, Christy, during his ongoing treatment. “I hope he will pitch again for the White Sox soon, and I will do my best to support him no matter what difficulties come his way.”
“We don’t expect an update on Hendrix’s playing status before Opening Day, no matter how soon,” Han added. This means that we cannot be sure how long the treatment will take.
Hendricks, who is from Australia, was scheduled to play for the Australian national team at the World Baseball Classic in March.
Hendricks joined the Minnesota Twins as an international amateur in 2007 and made his major league debut in 2011. Until 2014, he was seldom established, having been released three times and traded twice. Then, 토토 when he moved to the Oakland Athletics in 2016, he developed into a top-notch bullpen pitcher.
In 2019, he marked 25 saves and an average ERA of 1.80, rising to the next level as a top-notch firefighter. Last season, he pitched in 58 games, going 4-4 with 37 saves and a 2.81 earned run average. He has a career record of 115 saves and a 3.81 earned run average.
Hendricks expressed his willingness to rehabilitate, saying, “I will recover completely and return to the mound as soon as possible. I am confident that I will be able to overcome it because I am well aware of the support of the club, colleagues, family and wife along with medical treatment.”
ESPN said, “He is considered a team leader who is very active in philanthropy throughout Chicago.”
Hendricks is known as the representative fireball closer in the major leagues. He averaged 97.6 mph and averaged 100.5 mph on a four-seam fastball while earning 75 saves over the past two years.