Liam Hendriks is probably the finest closer in the MLB. He has been in the major leagues since 2011 but has just recently emerged as one of the game’s greatest. The Chicago White Sox star was recently diagnosed with cancer.
According to TMZ, the right-handed pitcher announced the diagnosis on his social media page on Sunday. He revealed that doctors recently discovered he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Hendriks later announced that he will commence medical treatment to try to eliminate it completely. The 33-year-old pledged to defeat cancer, saying he’ll use “the same determination I have used when facing other obstacles in my life.”
I am confident that I will make a full recovery and be back on the mound as soon as possible. I know with the support of my wife, my family, my teammates and the Chicago White Sox organization, along with the treatment and care from my doctors, I will get through this.
Several MLB stars, including future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera, left praying hands emojis in response to the three-time All-message. Hendriks had a breakout year with the Oakland A’s in 2019. He then went on to become one of baseball’s most dependable ninth-inning relievers.
The White Sox signed Hendriks to a three-year, $54 million contract in 2021. They announced Sunday night that they intend to assist the pitcher in his recuperation, adding that they are “optimistic he will pitch again for the White Sox as soon as viable.” Keep an eye on Thirsty to get the latest updates.
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