Liam Hendriks

RP / Toronto Blue Jays / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 198 lb Age: 26 College: No College Bats/Throws R/R

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      Athletics' Liam Hendriks: Traded to Oakland

      Hendriks was traded to the A's in exchange for Jesse Chavez on Friday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. He was excellent last year out of the Jays' bullpen, posting a 2.92 ERA with 71 strikeouts in 64.2 innings. That said, Hendriks doesn't figure to get many save opportunities with Sean Doolittle holding down the closer role for the A's.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Blue Jays RP Liam Hendriks fitting nicely into bullpen role

      The Blue Jays tried to make Liam Hendriks a starter and that did not stick. Now that he's a reliever, he's become an integral part of the team, per the Toronto Sun. In 31 2/3 innings of work, Hendriks has an ERA of 2.84 and a 2-0 record. He's been particularly effective against right-handed hitters, allowing just seven hits to them in their last 51 at-bats dating back to late April. "My velocity has been consistent and I'm working at keeping it that way," he said. "I think it has always been in there but it has never been full harnessed and that's what I've been able to do this year with a little bit more of an aggressive approach."

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Blue Jays' Liam Hendriks blows second save in two weeks

      Blue Jays reliever Liam Hendriks allowed three runs in 2/3 of an inning and blew his second save in five outings on Tuesday. Hendriks entered to start the eighth, trying to preserve a one-run lead. After striking out the first batter he faced, he allowed three straight hits and five hits to the next six batters. Hendriks save his ERA grow to 4.29 after the rough outing.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Blue Jays not rushing to return to seven-man bullpen

      Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters he would like to take a longer look at his relievers before returning to a seven-man bullpen. With Miguel Castro, Brett Cecil, Roberto Osuna, Aaron Loup and Marco Estrada likely safe, Todd Redmond, Liam Hendriks and Colt Hynes appear to be on the bubble, per "Usually this time of the year, early on, you don't need to give guys days off, so you can play a little short," Gibbons said. "Being an American League team, there's not a whole lot going on anyways. We want to see the production out of the 'pen too, see how they pitch."

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Liam Hendriks, Colt Hynes, Todd Redmond on Blue Jays' bullpen bubble

      The Blue Jays are carrying an extra reliever and using a seven-man bullpen to start the season, allowing John Gibbons to postpone a cut. "Usually this time of the year, early on, you don't need to give (position) guys days off, so you can play a little short," Gibbons said, per "Being an American League team, there's not a whole lot going on anyways. We want to see the production out of the 'pen too, see how they pitch." The Jays will likely be able to get away with the extra arms until outfielder Michael Saunders is ready to return from the disabled list. At that point, Liam Hendriks, Colt Hynes and Todd Redmond will likely be battling for two bullpen spots.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Blue Jays' Liam Hendriks beats out Ryan Goins for final roster spot

      Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters that he'll be using an eight-man bullpen to start the season. He awarded reliever Liam Hendriks the final spot on the roster and sent Ryan Goins to Triple-A Buffalo to start the season, according to The right-hander Hendriks allowed four earned runs over 8 2/3 innings of work this spring. The team will go with Steve Tolleson as their emergency shortstop while Goins is in the minors. Goins batted .308 (16 for 52) with two homers and seven RBI in 26 spring games.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Redmond, Hynes make roster; Last spot down to Goins, Hendriks

      Blue Jays manager Jon Gibbons confirmed that Todd Redmond and Colt Hynes are on the team to start the season, according to on Wednesday. Barring any changes to the rosters, the last spot on the roster will come down to second baseman Ryan Goins and pitcher Liam Hendriks.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Blue Jays considering eight-man bullpen to begin season

      Blue Jays manager Jon Gibbons is putting the finishing touches on the team's roster for the beginning of the season. Gibbons is considering going with eight men in the bullpen, which would give pitchers Todd Redmond and Liam Hendriks spots on the rosters, reports "We're looking at possibly going with eight guys in the 'pen to start the season, when your regulars don't need as much rest," Gibbons said. "Of course, we've got an off-day on the second day of the year. That's something we're debating now, too." Redmond and Hendriks would have to clear waivers if they were sent down to the minors. Redmond has posted a 1.80 ERA in seven appearances this spring with five strikeouts in 10 innings. Hendriks has a 3.52 ERA with nine strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings pitched this spring.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Report: RHP Hendriks traded back from Royals to Blue Jays

      The Royals have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks to the Blue Jays, per Fox Sports, which is further reporting that they are expected to receive a catcher in return. Hendriks opened the year with Toronto before getting shipped off to Kansas City in July. He did not perform well for either team and finished the year with a 1-2 record and 5.23 ERA.

    • by R.J. White |

      Royals designated Liam Hendriks for assignment

      The Royals have designated pitcher Liam Hendriks for assignment. Hendriks posted a 5.23 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 23:7 K:BB ratio in 32 2/3 innings during the regular season.

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