Ex-Athletics closer Liam Hendriks receives MLB support after diagnosis

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MLB showers ex-A's closer Hendriks in support after diagnosis originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The baseball world is rallying around White Sox and former Athletics closer Liam Hendriks after he announced he has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Hendriks, who made the announcement on his personal Instagram account Sunday night, said he will begin treatment Monday.

NBC Sports California analyst Dave Stewart, the A's and other MLB teams and players have offered their support to Hendriks.

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White Sox pitching coach Ethan Katz and former Sox manager Ozzie Guillén also were among those to share messages on Twitter.

"Anyone that knows Liam knows he is a fighter," said Katz on his personal Twitter account. "He is one of the toughest human beings I’ve come across. We’re all with you and Kristi.💚🙏"

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