Whereas 2023 started filled with hope and happiness for many, Chicago White Sox nearer Liam Hendriks obtained the worst information of his life.
He was recognized with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of most cancers, in January.
Out of the blue, baseball wasn’t the precedence anymore.
It wasn’t straightforward, however Hendriks’ dedication made it occur: on April 5, he closed the chapter by ringing the victory bell after his final spherical of chemo.
He began stretching his arm even earlier than that time, went on a rehab task this month, and is now able to rejoin the White Sox earlier than Monday’s sport in opposition to the Los Angeles Angels.
He can be activated from the injured listing earlier than the sport.
The White Sox posted a pleasant message for him with a cool video, containing key moments within the latest previous and a few teammates talking about what Hendriks means to the squad.
Your journey is an inspiration. We couldn’t be extra proud.
Welcome again, Liam Hendriks! pic.twitter.com/fbQ6jwJsks
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) Might 28, 2023
Hendriks has develop into an inspiration; not just for his teammates however for the whole baseball universe and even for most cancers sufferers.
They see hope by his story.
Hendriks accomplished six minor league rehab appearances at Triple-A Charlotte and a reside bullpen session in opposition to a number of of his rehabbing teammates on Friday.
He’s nearly able to remind the world about what he can do on a serious league mound.
For reference, he hasn’t had an ERA above 2.81 since 2019.
Regardless of being 34 years previous, he stays very, superb at throwing a baseball.
He’s anticipated to renew nearer duties within the South facet of Chicago.