Hendriks (forearm) struck out all three batters he faced in a perfect inning during Monday's 6-3 extra-inning loss to the Twins. Hendriks worked the eighth inning, though it was arguably the highest-leverage spot in a tied game. He retired Carlos Correa, Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco on 14 pitches (nine strikes) in his first appearance since June 10. Hendriks has a 2.70 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 40:8 K:BB across 26.2 innings. Kendall Graveman and Joe Kelly were fairly effective in his absence, but Hendriks should have no problem reclaiming closing duties quickly after his three-and-a-half-week absence.
Hendriks (forearm) was activated from the injured list Monday. Hendriks said Friday that he would return to action Monday, and he will indeed do just that. While an official announcement was not made, it seems likely he will immediately reclaim the closer's role for the White Sox.
Hendriks (forearm) said Friday that he'd be activated off the injured list Monday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Hendriks hasn't pitched in three weeks due to a forearm issue. He threw a bullpen Friday, which he said felt completely normal, but while he believes he could be activated already, the team will give him a few more days. He should immediately reclaim the closer role upon his return.
Hendriks (forearm) is scheduled to throw a simulated game Friday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. Hendriks felt good after a bullpen session Monday and will now progress to facing live hitters for the first time since landing on the injured list two weeks ago. Manager Tony La Russa hopes the right-hander will be able to be activated during the White Sox's upcoming homestand, which begins Monday against the Twins. In the meantime, Kendall Graveman should continue to fill in as Chicago's closer.
Hendriks (forearm) threw a bullpen session Monday prior to Chicago's series opener in Anaheim, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. Manager Tony La Russa would not commit to Hendriks needing a Triple-A rehab assignment before returning, but it sounds like he's on track for activation sometime in early July. Meanwhile, Kendall Graveman is likely to continue to filling in for saves in Hendriks' absence.
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