The Baltimore Sun has just informed me that Mark Hendrickson is returning to the Orioles this season on a minor league deal, with an opportunity to compete for a spot in the bullpen out of Spring Training. Says Hendrickson:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is probably the best group of guys I have played with in my career and my wife says this is the best group of wives and girlfriends she has been involved with in all the years we have been associated with this game. That says a lot about the people this organization has in it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Apparently Hendrickson had to decide between Baltimore and Colorado, and when Beimel signed with the Pirates, he went with the Orioles. It makes sense, since he lives in York, PA, and he likes the area and his teammates. Glad you’re back with us again, Mark!