‘Save King’ WBC Australian finisher candidate, cancer battle revealed “I will overcome it”
Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendricks (34) has been fighting cancer.
On the 9th (Korean time), Hendrix announced on his Instagram that he was suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of malignant lymphoma, and firmly expressed his will to recover and return early.
He won the title by winning 38 saves in 2021 when he transferred to the White Sox. Even in the 2022 season, he recorded 4 wins, 4 losses and 37 saves in 58 games (57⅔ innings) last year with an earned run average of 2.81. He has played 12 years in the major leagues, recording 471 games, 31 wins, 34 losses, 115 saves, and an earned run average of 3.81. 스포츠토토
Hendricks said, “I will fully recover from cancer and return to the mound as soon as possible. He knows he can overcome his illness,” revealing his strong will to return.
Hendricks is expected to have a hard time competing this year as he has been battling cancer. In addition, it seems that he will not be able to participate in the WBC Australia representative.
He had already participated as the WBC Australia representative in 2009, so he was highly likely to enter the Australian national team at the 5th tournament to be held in March. Australia is placed in the same group as Korea and Japan in the first round.