Major League Baseball (MLB) Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendricks (34) was diagnosed with lymphoma.
Hendricks said on his SNS on the 9th (Korean time), “I was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and will start treatment soon.”
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a tumor resulting from the malignant transformation of lymphoid tissue cells.
“Hearing the word ‘cancer’ came as a shock to me and my wife,” said Hendricks. I did,” he promised.
Hendricks, who made his big league debut with the Minnesota Twins in 2011, played an active part in MLB for 12 seasons, going through the Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, and White Sox. 메이저사이트
After transferring to the White Sox, he kept the back door firmly by posting 75 saves in two seasons. Hendricks, who was selected as an All-Star a total of three times, was especially the American League save king with 38 saves in 2021. In 2020 and 2021, he received the ‘Mariano Rivera Award’ given to the best relief pitcher in the American League for two consecutive years.
After Hendricks’ confession about his illness, the White Sox team issued a statement saying, “Every staff member, teammate, and White Sox fan in the Chicago White Sox organization will rally in support of Hendricks and Christie (his wife) over the next few months. I believe he will pitch again for the White Sox and we will all do our best to support his family.”
Hendricks emphasized, “I am confident that I will return to the mound as soon as possible. I will overcome the current situation with the support of my wife, family, teammates and the White Sox club.”
Hendricks from Australia was likely to participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held in March as part of the Australian national team, but was virtually canceled due to the diagnosis of lymphoma.