Hendriks cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville, Julian McWilliams of The Athletic Bay Area reports. Hendriks went unclaimed after throwing 11 disappointing innings with a 7.36 ERA. He'll return to the Athletics in an organizational depth role, but now that he's off the 40-man roster he's one step further from returning to the big leagues.
Hendriks was designated for assignment by Oakland on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Hendriks has a 7.36 ERA in 11 innings for the Athletics this season. The eight-year vet has a mediocre 4.83 ERA in 393 career big-league innings, which could be enough for another team to take a shot on him on waivers.
Hendriks allowed two earned runs on three walks over 1.2 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday. He struck out one. The veteran made his first appearance since returning from an extended disabled list stint due to groin and hip issues, and he encountered problems with his location in his second and final frame. The two runs that went on his ledger crossed the plate after Hendriks had gotten the hook, but partly came about as a result of the three walks he'd issued to Delino DeShields, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Nomar Mazara. Now that he's apparently back to health, Hendriks will look to gain a rhythm and improve on the unsightly 9.64 ERA and 2.79 WHIP he's generated across his first 4.2 innings this season.
Hendriks (groin) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday. Hendriks landed on the disabled list April 14, but he's finally ready to return to action after suffering a groin strain. In six appearances this season out of the bullpen, Hendriks has allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out one across three innings.
Hendriks (groin/hip) allowed a hit -- a solo home run -- over one inning in Triple-A Nashville's loss to Round Rock on Saturday. Hendriks gave up a homer to the first batter he faced, Tommy Joseph. However, he then settled down to retire the next three hitters, hitting 94-95 mph on multiple occasions during his 13 pitches, Sounds play-by-play announcer Jeff Hem reports. Hendriks has thrown 23 pitches overall across his pair of rehab appearances, and it remains to be seen if he'll now be deemed ready for a big-league return after being sidelined since April 14.