Pitcher Mark Hendrickson announced he is retiring from baseball Tuesday, according to the Baltimore Sun. Hendrickson was released by the Orioles a couple weeks ago after making four appearances in spring training. Hendrickson pitched in the majors for 10 seasons, posting a 58-74 record with a 5.03 ERA and 666 strikeouts in 1,169 innings.
The Orioles announced Monday that the team has released pitcher Mark Hendrickson. He made four appearances this spring, giving up six earned runs on seven hits and one walk in 3 1/3 innings.
40-year-old pitcher Mark Hendrickson is still fighting to make a roster in the league. Hendrickson, now a grandfather, earned a spring training invite during a minicamp last month with the Orioles. "I come in here with realistic expectations. Obviously, I know what they did last year and the guys should be commended on how far they got and how much success they had. They're going to get ready for the season. For me, if I start in Triple-A, it's one step closer than I was last season. I'm OK with that is that's the case," Hendrickson said to CSNBaltimore.com. Hendrickson last pitched in 2014 with York of the independent Atlantic League, posting a 1.54 ERA in 52 2/3 innings over 55 appearances. "Obviously, that's not going to change my preparation. It's to continue to go out there and develop my pitches and get ready. But I've always had the goal of April 1 [being] my target date every year just to be ready to go, so that's what I'm focusing on down here."
The Orioles announced their spring-training roster Tuesday, including 15 nonroster invitees. Pitchers Dane De La Rosa, Hunter Harvey, Mark Hendrickson, Steve Johnson, Chris Jones and Chaz Roe will be with the team this spring. Harvey, the team's first-round pick in 2013, had his 2014 season end prematurely due to elbow tightness. The sextet of nonroster pitchers will be joined in camp by catchers J.P. Arencibia, Ryan Lavarnway and Brian Ward; infielders Michael Almanzar, Paul Janish and Chris Parmelee; and outfielders Dariel Alvarez, Nolan Reimold and Matt Tuiasosopo .
The Orioles have signed Mark Hendrickson to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training, CSNBaltimore.com reports. Hendrickson, who last pitched in the majors in 2011, spent 2014 with York of the independent Atlantic League, posting a 1.54 ERA and 34:11 K:BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings over 55 appearances.
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