Blue Jays, A's swap righties: Hendriks for Chavez
NOV 20, 8:20p ET | AP
Rotowire: Nov 20 / 4:24p ET
News: Hendriks was traded to the A's in exchange for Jesse Chavez on Friday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.
Impact: He was excellent last year out of the Jays' bullpen, posting a 2.92 ERA with 71 strikeouts in 64.2 innings. That said, Hendriks doesn't figure to get many save opportunities with Sean Doolittle holding down the closer role for the A's.
StatsLLC: Nov 20 / 12:00a ET
News: The Oakland Athletics have acquired Hendriks from the Toronto Blue Jays for fellow pitcher Jesse Chavez.
Impact: Hendriks became a full-time reliever for the first time with Toronto last season and went 5-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 58 appearances. His fastball velocity spiked when he moved to the bullpen, and the 26-year-old right-hander struck out a career-best 9.9 batters per nine innings. Hendriks is under team control through at least 2020.
Rotowire: Aug 27 / 8:28p ET
News: Hendricks imploded against the Rangers on Thursday, giving up six hits and three runs in an inning of work.
Impact: Starting pitcher Marco Estrada was stuck with the loss despite allowing one run, so Hendricks owes him a steak dinner for this one. It was a stunning disaster, as the Australian righty hadn't allowed a run in a month and a half, dating back to July 8, and he entered the game with a sparkling 56:9 K:BB. That said, the Rangers did to some degree dink and dunk their way to this rally, so don't downgrade Hendricks too much based on this performance. Unfortunately, he hasn't been much of a source of holds in middle relief for Toronto, so those fantasy owners using him are mostly doing so for ratios, which he certainly didn't help Thursday.