White Sox Manager Speaks On Closer Situation With Liam Hendriks Sidelined

The Chicago White Sox are facing uncertainty at the closer position due to the ongoing health issues of Liam Hendriks, who continues to undergo treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Manager Pedro Grifol has confirmed that the team won't have a set closer to start the season, and will instead go with a closer-by-committee approach.

This means that several pitchers will be in the mix for save opportunities, including Kendall Graveman, Joe Kelly, and Aaron Bummer. Other options could include Garrett Crochet and Jake Diekman. However, there likely won't be any clarity on the situation until closer to Opening Day.

The primary focus for the White Sox is the health and recovery of Hendriks, who is a key member of their bullpen. While the team waits for his return, they'll need to rely on their depth and versatility in the bullpen to help them compete in the American League. Photo Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports