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Rotowire: May 9 / 3:10p ET
News: Hendriks tossed three shutout innings of relief Saturday, allowing just one hit and striking out three.
Impact: He's been solid in long relief for the Jays, posting a 3.46 ERA and 14:2 K:BB ratio in 13 innings so far. If he keeps dealing, Hendriks could put himself next in line for a spot in the Toronto rotation should a spot open up.
Rotowire: Apr 15 / 8:44a ET
News: Hendriks struck out three in 1.2 innings of work in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Rays.
Impact: Coming into the season, it was unclear what kind of role Hendriks would have, but through three appearances, he has shown a strong ability to strike batters out while avoiding giving up the home runs he had previously. For a pitcher with a strikeout per nine ratio that's never crossed seven, the early strikeout numbers seem fluky, but if he can keep the ball in the ballpark and continue striking batters out at a decent clip, he may have some value in deeper leagues.
Rotowire: Apr 4 / 8:07a ET
News: Hendriks has made the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Impact: The Blue Jays already have one long man on hand in Marco Estrada, so it might be difficult for Hendriks to carve out a role out of the bullpen. The right-hander compiled a 5.23 ERA and 1.37 WHIP across nine appearances with the Royals and Blue Jays a season ago.