by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks has been placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Rochester due to a sore elbow, the Star Tribune reports. The right-hander is 1-3 with a 5.53 ERA in five starts at Rochester.
Liam Hendriks sent to Rochester
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) The Twins reassigned pitcher Liam Hendriks to Triple-A Rochester Saturday as they activated starter Scott Diamond off the disabled list.
Hendriks made two starts for the Twins and went 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA. He had five strikeouts and a 1.34 WHIP over 9 2/3 innings.
Liam Hendriks improved despite defeat
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Twins starter Liam Hendriks was better Wednesday in Kansas City than in his first turn through the rotation. In the end, however, he took his first loss of the season.
Hendriks gave up just one earned run -- coming on a Billy Butler homer in the first with two outs -- over five solid innings. He gave up just four hits and walked none with four strikeouts. That said, Wade Davis was even better and the Twins were shut out 3-0.
Hendriks (0-1) gave up four runs over 4 2/3 innings in his season debut at Baltimore. His ERA is 4.66 after two outings. The 24-year-old will look to right the ship when he next takes the hill Tuesday against the Angels.
Liam Hendriks lets lead slip away
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks surrendered four runs and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings during Minnesota's 9-5 loss to Baltimore on Friday. Hendriks was unable to protect a 4-1 in the fourth inning and was saddled with a no-decision during his season debut. He struck out a batter and walked one as his ERA soared to 7.71.
Hendriks is slated to make his next start Wednesday at Kansas City. In two starts against the Royals last season, the right-hander posted a 6.23 ERA and failed to work past the fifth inning in either outing.
Liam Hendriks starting Friday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) The Twins have set their rotation for the upcoming three-game series against Baltimore beginning Friday, reports MLB.com. Liam Hendriks will start on Friday, followed by Vance Worley Saturday and Cole De Vries Sunday.
Hendriks, who posted a 4.15 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in seven starts over the spring, will be making his season debut against the Orioles.
Liam Hendriks tests right hand
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013) Twins starting pitcher Liam Hendriks, who was drilled by a line drive Tuesday, was able to test his right hand as he completed a bullpen session without any setbacks Thursday.
"[Special instructor Tom Kelly] said everything looked great, that he was kind of surprised he looked that good," manager Ron Gardenhire told MLB.com
Hendriks has posted a 4.15 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in seven starts this spring. He is expected to earn a spot in the rotation.
Not giving up on Liam Hendriks
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) I'm really glad to see the Twins giving Liam Hendriks another chance in the major-league rotation. His career numbers in the majors have been ugly, but this kid has the stuff to pitch in the majors. His numbers in the minors were outstanding. He was 39-24 with a 2.85 ERA and 1.08 WHIP, which included a 13-7 record, 2.95 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 25 starts at Triple-A.
Hendriks also has been effective late in the spring. Including his shortened start Tuesday against the Orioles because of a bruised hand, Hendriks has allowed just three earned runs in his last 10 2/3 innings. I can't really suggest to most Fantasy owners to take a flier on Hendriks given his poor MLB track record, but I don't think it could hurt AL-only owners to use a late-round pick on the 24-year-old.
Liam Hendriks in line for rotation spot
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) It wasn't all bad news for Twins starting pitcher Liam Hendriks Tuesday. Although he left his spring start against the Orioles after getting drilled in the hand by a line drive, after the game manager Ron Gardenhire pretty much assured Hendriks of making the rotation.
"With Sammy Deduno being sent out that probably gives him a spot there," Gardenhire said to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
As for Hendriks' diagnosis, he is day-to-day after suffering a bruised right hand. He has full range of motion and is scheduled to throw a bullpen Thursday.
"It was just precautionary," Hendriks told MLB.com about the early exit. "I feel fine. The ball was coming out good. It was just one of those things where they took me out just in case it was something more serious. But the pitch count thing does stink a little bit."
Liam Hendriks takes pitch off arm
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Twins starter Liam Hendriks didn't last long in his outing Tuesday against the Orioles. Hendriks had to leave his Grapefruit League start early after two outs in the third inning as Brian Roberts sent a rocket line drive right at him, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Hendriks left the game shaking his pitching hand/arm and headed for the clubhouse. He was replaced on the mound by Alex Burnett. Hendriks allowed four hits over 2 2/3 scoreless without any walks and two strikeouts prior to leaving the game.
The starter projects in the rotation on opening day and has a 4.15 ERA on the spring after 21 2/3 innings with 13 strikeouts. The 24-year-old went 1-8 with a 5.59 ERA over 16 starts for Minnesota last season.
Liam Hendriks allows unearned run in win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks allowed an unearned run in four innings of work against the Yankees Thursday, picking up his second win of the spring. He struck out two while allowing just one hit and two walks on the day. He came into day needing a good showing after surrending nine earned runs in 10 innings over his last three starts.
Liam Hendriks knocked around vs. Red Sox
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks was a bit shaky in his fifth Grapefruit League start Friday night against the Red Sox.
After allowing a run in the opening frame, Hendriks settled down until the fourth inning, where he gave up a two-run home run to Jarrod Saltalamacchia for his only damage of the night. He allowed three runs on five hits in four innings of work. Hendriks also struck out two and did not issue a walk as his ERA rose to 6.00 this spring.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire would have liked to have seen some variety in his pitch selection.
"Hendriks threw the ball good, but didn't really change his speeds much -- all fastballs tonight," Gardenhire said. "There really weren't many spinners in there, changeups, nothing. I mean, it's pretty impressive that you can throw all fastballs, but it doesn't really work. You've got to mix in your other stuff. We noticed that quite a bit."
Pirates jump all over Hendriks
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/10/2013) Twins starting pitcher Liam Hendriks had trouble keeping the baseball in the park during his fourth spring start Sunday against the Pirates. Hendriks allowed Pittsburgh to tie the game at 1 in the top of the second inning on a leadoff homer from Gaby Sanchez. Tony Sanchez then tied the game at 2 with a leadoff homer in the third inning before Andrew McCutchen broke the tie with a two-out, two-run homer a few batters later. Hendriks was charged with four runs on three hits and one walk in three innings. He struck out two, as his ERA jumped from 3.38 to 5.73. "Everything was feeling good, but I just couldn't repeat myself today," Hendriks said. "I almost felt too loose and I was a little bit all over the place."
Hendriks slowly 'coming along'
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/5/2013) Twins starting pitcher Liam Hendriks permitted two runs and four hits over three innings during Minnesota's Grapefruit League contest against Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Hendriks, who was making his third start of the spring, fanned three batters and walked just one as his spring ERA ballooned to 3.38. He had allowed just one run in his previous two starts during spring training over five total innings. "This outing was really good," Hendriks told MLB.com. "It was the best I've felt this spring training. I was able to locate my slider and my curveball. And the changeup was pretty good. So everything is coming along."
Hendriks lowers spring ERA
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/28/2013) Twins starting pitcher Liam Hendriks tossed three scoreless innings Thursday against a punchless Orioles lineup. Facing a Baltimore lineup with just one starter in Manny Machado, Hendriks allowed four hits and struck out two. He lowered his spring ERA in his second start from 4.50 to 1.80. "It was good," Hendriks said, per MLB.com. "I threw some first-pitch curveballs for strikes, which is always nice. I went out there and felt a lot better than last time. The ball was coming out good and I got ahead of some guys and it was a lot better."
Hendriks showcasing health
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/24/2013) Twins starting pitcher Liam Hendriks permitted a run and two hits over two innings during Minnesota's 10-7 loss to Tampa Bay in Grapefruit League action Sunday. With his right elbow fully recovered after having surgery last October, Hendriks made his first appearance in a game since Sept. 30, 2012 and faced nine batters. He yielded one walk and did not register a strikeout before being replaced by Glen Perkins in the third.
Hendriks fully recovered
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/12/2013) The Pioneer Press reports Twins starting pitcher Liam Hendriks, who had October surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, said he is fully recovered and on a normal throwing schedule. "I never really felt it when I pitched, just warming up," he said. "You never know how much it affects you. I'm excited to see how it goes now that it's been taken out." Hendriks will be vying for a spot in the team's rotation this spring. "The good thing about last year is, I finished off pretty well, which helped my confidence this offseason," he said. "It's just a mind-set. I know I've got the talent. It's just putting it all into action and feeling like you belong up there."