Chicago White Sox right-hander Liam Hendriks began his final round of chemotherapy Monday in his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
The All-Star closer provided an update on a video tweeted by the team ahead of Monday's home opener against the San Francisco Giants.
"Just want to let you know I'm starting my last round of chemo today," Hendriks said. "So I'll see you guys on the South Side soon. Play ball!"
Hendriks, 34, announced his diagnosis in early January and there is no official timeline for his return, although the team elected not to move him to the 60-day injured list last month.
Hendriks recorded 75 saves over his first two seasons with the White Sox, making the All-Star team both years. His 38 saves in 2021 led the American League and he followed up with 37 last season
Hendriks, a native of Australia, also was an All-Star in 2019 when he was a member of the Oakland Athletics.
In 471 career games (44 starts) for the Minnesota Twins (2011-13), Kansas City Royals (2014), Toronto Blue Jays (2014-15), Oakland Athletics (2016-20) and White Sox, Hendriks has a career 3.81 ERA with a 31-34 record and 115 saves. He has 724 strikeouts against 158 walks across 645 innings
--Field Level Media