Australian baseballer Liam Hendriks set to sign with Chicago White Sox, moving on from Oakland Athletics


Star Australian baseballer Liam Hendriks is set to sign a monster deal with the Chicago White Six worth $70 million, reports claim.

Multiple US media outlets have reported the gun pitcher is set to ink a three-year contract with a fourth-year option.

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The deal is dependent on Hendriks passing a physical test, but if finalised it will make for the heftiest pay day in what’s been a slow MBL off-season on the contract front.

The 31-year-old had 14 saves for the Oakland Athletics in the reduced 2020 season and 39 saves in the last two tournaments, the best of any pitcher with 75 or more innings beside their name.

Hendriks hails from Perth, became an All-Star for the first time in 2019 and was voted ninth in the AL Cy Young balloting for pitcher of the year in 2020.

Before reportedly agreeing to terms on his blockbuster contract with the White Six, Hendriks had received interest from the Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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