‘Australian’ top finisher Hendricks, diagnosed with lymphoma ‘shock’… No WBC

January 9, 2023 0 Comments

It seems that Australia’s limited express Croser Hendricks, who was Korea’s first vigilant target, will not be able to participate in the WBC in March this year. The bad news is that he was diagnosed with Lymphoma.

On the 9th (Korean time), Hendricks announced the news of his battle with his illness through his social media account and said, “I am starting treatment in earnest.” He also added that he is taking various treatments, including chemotherapy, in parallel.

Hendricks is a top-notch relief pitcher that is recognized even in the big leagues. Although his 2011 big league debut started, his heyday came rather late. However, as late as he was, he was firmly established.

He went 8-3 with 38 saves with a 2.54 earned run average in 2021 and went 4-4 with 37 saves with a 2.81 earned run average in 2022, firmly establishing himself as the Chicago White Sox’ closer.

In fact, it was because of Hendrix that Korea was especially wary of the match against Australia. Considering that Japan is far ahead in terms of objective power, Korea should play a 토토 real sword fight with Australia for second place in the group. There was a lot of pressure that if they couldn’t get ahead of Australia by the 8th inning, they would have no choice but to lose.

However, since it is not a small fight, the point of his return is undecided so far. 2023 His WBC participation was also of course canceled.

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