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Australian baseball player Liam Hendriks to sign with Chicago White Sox, leaving Oakland Athletics

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Australian baseball star Liam Hendriks is set to sign a monster deal with the Chicago White Six worth $ 70 million, according to reports.

Several US media have reported that the gun launcher is about to sign a three-year contract with a fourth-year option.

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The deal hinges on Hendriks passing a physical test, but if finalized it will be the heaviest payday in what has been a slow MBL low season on the contracts front.

The 31-year-old made 14 saves for the Oakland Athletics in the scaled-down 2020 season and 39 saves in the last two tournaments, best of all pitchers with 75 or more innings next to their name.

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

Before agreeing to the terms of his successful contract with the White Six, Hendriks had attracted the interest of the Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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