Hendrickson Hopes To Return To Orioles

Orioles lefty Mark Hendrickson sports a 4.43 ERA, 55 strikeouts, and 27 walks in 83.3 innings this year.  He struggled in his seven starts, but has a 3.44 ERA out of the bullpen.  According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Hendrickson relishes his role as a leader on the young club and hopes to return in 2010.  Plus, he lives in York, Pennsylvania, about an hour from Camden Yards.    

Given the strong competition for spots in the Orioles' 2010 rotation, Hendrickson would probably fit as a reliever next year.  He earned $1.5MM in '09, a contract he signed on the last day of December.


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