Yes thats right, the same pitcher who started the year in New Britian in the Eastern League (AA) at 22 years old, he hadn't pitched an inning above high single A coming into the year, and he now gets his first taste with the Twins.
The Perth, Australian native will join the likes of Luke Hughes as together becoming the first team in MLB history to have a duo (2) or more Aussie's on its active 25 man roster, even if its a silver lining. It is awfully neat to see players come up to the Twins from all parts of the globe, and coming from different walks of life. Arguably top prospect Miguel Sano (my top guy) comes from a very interesting background in the Dominican Republic. While his big league debut is likely years away he is just another one of many example that the Twins have in their organization.
Not sure when Hendriks will make start #1, and believe me its probably not a permanent promotion (he'll likely be in Rochester most of next season) However, really looking forward to seeing a fresh bout of life throwing from the mound, he will pound the strikezone with an assortment of pitches and hopeully keep hitters guessing.
No Hoey fastball here, not really close and thats fine!
GOOD LUCK mate! Oiy and go get 'em