The Chicago White Sox have been without their All-Star closer in right-hander Liam Hendriks this season.
The veteran right-hander was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma back in January.
Since then, Hendriks has made a ton of progress and is now cancer free.
The White Sox have not had a banner season to date, starting off with a 21-31 record.
Soon, the struggling White Sox may get their closer back.
On Friday, MLB insider Jon Morosi stopped by MLB Network to discuss the White Sox closer.
There, Morosi provided the latest update on the right-hander and where things stand in terms of his recovery.
The @Angels call up a top pitching prospect and a @whitesox star reliever nears an emotional return. 👏@jonmorosi has the latest on Sam Bachman and Liam Hendriks on #MLBCentral. pic.twitter.com/Nm8Niw2TZf
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) May 26, 2023
With Hendriks now cancer free, Morosi told Robert Flores that he predicts the three-time All-Star and two-time American League MVP will be back very soon.
Morosi revealed that Hendriks will be throwing a live batting practice session at Comerica Park on Friday ahead of the White Sox second tilt with the Detroit Tigers in their four-game weekend series.
The live BP session will be very closely watched, as stated by Morosi.
If all goes well, the veteran closer could be activated in the coming days.
This would be a major boost for the White Sox, who have not been off to a very good start this season.
At 10 games below the .500 mark, some are already wondering if the South Siders may punt on the season and sell at the trade deadline.
But with plenty of season left, Hendriks’ return could help the White Sox turn things around and start winning some more games.NEXT: MLB Insider Reveals Massive Liam Hendriks Update