Connect with us


White Sox’ Liam Hendriks set to return months after cancer diagnosis



Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks is set to return to the active roster on Monday, more than a month after announcing he was in remission following his non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis. 

Hendriks, 34, missed the first two months of the season after he revealed in early January that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In early April, he underwent his final round of chemotherapy, and on April 20 he officially announced that he was “cancer free.”  

Liam Hendriks, #31 of the Chicago White Sox, celebrates the final out against the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning of the game at Target Field on Sept. 29, 2022 in Minneapolis. The White Sox defeated the Twins 4-3. (David Berding/Getty Images)

Now, more than a month after being in remission, Hendriks is ready to return to the mound. 


The White Sox announced in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday that he will return to the team. 


Hendriks seemingly confirmed his return date with a post on Instagram that included the date “5.29” and the caption “See you soon Southside.” 

The White Sox are set to host the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night at 8:10 p.m. ET. 

Liam Hendriks pitches

Liam Hendriks, #31 of the Chicago White Sox, throws a pitch during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field on Aug. 20, 2022 in Cleveland. (George Kubas/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

Hendriks made six rehab appearances with the Triple-A Charlotte Knights and allowed just one run and one hit during one inning in his final game on May 16. 

“It hasn’t changed my outlook on life, but it’s definitely made me miss being in this clubhouse,” he said during a press conference earlier this month. “It’s made me miss being a part of the team.”

Liam Hendriks tips cap

Liam Hendriks, #31 of the Chicago White Sox, acknowledges the crowd during player introductions prior to the 92nd MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Los Angeles. (Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Hendriks has 115 saves and a 3.81 ERA over 12 seasons. He is currently in the final year of his $54 million, three-year deal with the White Sox.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Source: Fox News

Follow us on Google News to get the latest Updates