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Liam Hendriks makes emotional return for White Sox months after cancer battle

May 30, 2023

Just a few months after he revealed his cancer diagnosis, Liam Hendriks returned to the mound on Monday night in Chicago.

The White Sox closer made his season debut in their 6-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels in what was an incredible, emotional scene at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Hendriks, who announced in January that he had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, took the mound in the eighth inning to a massive standing ovation.

Hendriks then threw a strike on his very first pitch. That ball was instantly taken out of the rotation for him.

Hendriks pitched just one inning. He allowed two runs on three hits and a walk.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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