current status: Right shoulder inflammation, 60-day DL
#29 P | 6'5", 220 lbs. | Milwaukee
Birth Date:October 21, 1982 (31 years old) Place of Birth:Calgary, Alta. Hometown:Calgary, Alta.
Drafted:Drafted by Montreal in 2003 (26th round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2009.
Drafted:Drafted by Montreal in 2003 (26th round).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2009.
|Assets:||Has dominant strikeout qualities, as well as the ability to be a successful closer at the minor-league level.|
|Flaws:||Could use more bulk for his 6-5 frame, since endurance can be an issue here. Must also prove himself against top competition.|
|Career Potential:||Depth reliever.|
Movements & Injuries
|7/21/2014||Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right shoulder inflammation).|
|5/02/2014||Right shoulder inflammation, 15-day DL.|
|6/08/2013||Missed 15 games (strained right hamstring).|
|5/25/2013||Strained right hamstring, 15-day DL.|
|1/25/2013||Re-signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a one-year contract.|
|7/26/2012||Contract purchased from Nashville (AAA).|
|4/01/2009||Signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a minor league contract.|
|12/07/2006||Selected by the Chicago Cubs from the Washington Nationals in the Minor League Rule 5 Draft.|
|6/06/2003||Drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 26th round (777th overall) in 2003.|
Jim Henderson transferred to the 60-day DL | 07/21/2014 11:00 AM
NewsBrewers transferred RHP Jim Henderson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
ImpactIt was a procedural move to clear a roster spot for Jeremy Jeffress and in no way affects Henderson's timetable. He's been making progress from a shoulder injury and could rejoin the Milwaukee bullpen this week.
Jim Henderson moves rehab to Triple-A | 07/19/2014 11:02 AM
NewsJim Henderson (shoulder) will continue his minor league rehab assignment on Saturday with Triple-A Nashville.
Milwaukee Brewers on Twitter
ImpactNashville marks the third stop for Henderson in his rehab, as he has posted 7 2/3 scoreless frames between the Brewers rookie league team and Double-A Huntsville. If everything continues to go smoothly, he could be looking at a return to the Brewers bullpen early next week.
Jim Henderson resumes rehab assignment | 07/04/2014 8:32 AM
NewsJim Henderson (shoulder) resumed a rehab assignment with the Arizona League Brewers on Thursday.
ImpactHenderson had to be shut down for a while after experiencing renewed shoulder discomfort during a rehab appearance in late May, but he appears to be back on track now. The reliever would seem to have a shot to return before the All-Star break if all goes well.
Henderson threw first bullpen session Wed. | 06/18/2014 7:40 PM
NewsJim Henderson (shoulder) threw his first bullpen session Wednesday.
Adam McCalvy on Twitter
ImpactHenderson was placed on the 15-day disabled list in early May because of right shoulder inflammation. His bullpen session Wednesday was successful, but he acknowledged that it is the first step of many to come. The right-handed setup man remains out indefinitely.
Jim Henderson (shoulder) gets cortisone shot | 05/27/2014 11:15 PM
NewsJim Henderson (shoulder) was given a cortisone shot on Tuesday.
ImpactHenderson had a setback last week when he experienced renewed right shoulder discomfort. However, he's hoping it will just be a small bump in the road. "We need to free it up and be pain free and then we'll be good to go, really," Henderson said. "I'm going to just ice it and make sure the injection stays in there and does its work. Then we can get back to strengthening it and exercising again."
Henderson experiences setback with shoulder | 05/26/2014 12:23 PM
NewsJim Henderson experienced renewed right shoulder discomfort in a rehab appearance on Friday.
Todd Rosiak on Twitter
ImpactHenderson will visit a specialist to determine the severity of the setback. He had been aiming to return to the Brewers' bullpen by the end of this month. The right-hander has been out since May 2 with shoulder inflammation.
Henderson (shoulder) ready for rehab games | 05/20/2014 4:29 PM
NewsJim Henderson (shoulder) threw another successful bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.
Tom Haudricourt on Twitter
ImpactHenderson is now expecting to be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment, and the 31-year-old setup man should be back in the Brewers' bullpen by the end of May. He's been out since May 2 with shoulder inflammation.
Henderson to throw one more 'pen session | 05/19/2014 9:14 PM
NewsJim Henderson (shoulder) will throw one more bullpens session on Tuesday before likely being sent out on a rehab assignment.
ImpactHenderson felt a little weak during a bullpen session on Saturday, but it's something he expected. He should be ready to rejoin the Brewers' bullpen before long. "It's one of those day-by-day things now," Henderson said. "You're anxious, but you've got to be patient with it, too."
Jim Henderson to throw bullpen session | 05/18/2014 8:57 AM
NewsJim Henderson (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Sunday.
ImpactHenderson has been throwing from 120 feet with no problems. He'll be sent out on a rehab assignment if the 'pen session goes well. "The thing that was an issue before was I had a hard time getting loose and that's been good right off the bat playing catch," he said. "That's encouraging. I'll have to go rehab, and that's for everybody's benefit to make sure that we're ready to go and I'm back to where I used to be. It's more I want to make sure. I don't think I've really been right all year, and I want to get there so I can come back and be helpful to the team."
Henderson will need longer than 15 days | 05/07/2014 12:38 PM
NewsBrewers manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday that Jim Henderson (shoulder) is likely to need longer than minimum stay on the disabled list.
Adam McCalvy on Twitter
ImpactIt's not clear when the reliever will resume throwing, and he's expected to require a rehab assignment before returning. Henderson is eligible to rejoin the bullpen on May 17, but it sounds like we won't see him until later in the month, if not longer
Brewers place Henderson (shoulder) on DL | 05/02/2014 11:25 AM
NewsBrewers placed RHP Jim Henderson on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
ImpactHenderson was rocked for five runs over two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's loss to the Reds, so it's no surprise that he's dealing with a physical issue. It's not clear if he'll be examined further or how long he'll be sidelined. Outfielder Caleb Gindl has replaced Henderson on the roster.
Jim Henderson blasted for five runs | 05/01/2014 10:19 PM
NewsJim Henderson was lit up for five runs over two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's loss to the Reds.
ImpactHenderson gave up four hits -- including the go-ahead homer -- and walked one in a nightmarish eighth inning. He exited with the bases loaded and Rob Wooten wound up letting all three inherited runners score. Henderson has pitched well this season for the most part, but with as lights-out as K-Rod has been, it's probably safe to go ahead and drop him if you're hunting for saves.
Henderson sees uptick in velocity | 04/08/2014 7:44 PM
NewsJim Henderson pitched a perfect ninth inning, though it was in garbage time, in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.
ImpactThe big takeaway was that Henderson's velocity was back up in the mid-90's. His lowest fastball registered at 94 mph and his fastest came in at 97 mph. Good news for those who picked up Henderson in fantasy leagues with dreams of bountiful save opportunities.
Jim Henderson retires no one | 04/05/2014 11:49 PM
NewsJim Henderson gave up a double and a walk to the two batters he faced Saturday against the Red Sox.
ImpactThat was all Ron Roenicke needed to see before replacing him with Zach Duke in the sixth. It was a significant setback to Henderson's chances of reclaiming the closer's role.
Roenicke: 'We want (Henderson) as a closer' | 04/01/2014 7:12 PM
NewsBrewers manager Ron Roenicke reiterated Tuesday that he plans to re-install Jim Henderson as his closer once the reliever figures things out.
ImpactHenderson's velocity and mechanics were off in spring training, which led to Roenicke using Francisco Rodriguez in a save chance Monday. The good news is that Henderson is healthy and he should return to the ninth inning soon if he can right the ship. "Ideally, I would like to get him a couple outings where the game wasn't on the line. That's ideal," Roenicke said. "I'm not saying we can do that because if he has to pitch in a game where it's an inning I need him to pitch, then he'll pitch. We want him as a closer. That's what we want."
Jim Henderson pulled from closer role | 03/31/2014 5:57 PM
NewsBrewers manager Ron Roenicke announced after Monday's game that he will not use Jim Henderson as closer because he didn't like the way he was throwing the ball at the end of camp.
Tom Haudricourt on Twitter
ImpactSpecifically, Roenicke wasn't happy with the velocity, command, and life of his pitches. Francisco Rodriguez closed out Monday's win over the Braves and will continue to get save chances for the time being. We'd imagine Henderson will get another shot eventually, but he's going to have to earn it.
Jim Henderson will continue to act as closer | 02/08/2014 9:57 AM
NewsBrewers manager Doug Melvin confirmed Friday that Jim Henderson will continue to function as the Brewers closer after the addition of Francisco Rodriguez.
Adam McCalvy on Twitter
ImpactThe 31-year-old right-hander usurped the role from John Axford early in the 2013 season and didn't look back. He compiled a 2.70 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 75/24 K/BB ratio over 60 innings of work. While he's locked in to begin the season, if he falters at all, K-Rod has certainly proven capable in the role before and should be the next in line for save chances in Milwaukee.
Jim Henderson shaky but earns 26th save | 09/22/2013 11:20 PM
NewsJim Henderson surrendered a run on three hits against the Cardinals in the ninth inning on Sunday, but still managed to escape with his 26th save of the season.
ImpactHenderson took over with a three-run advantage, but three straight singles, including one of the run-scoring variety from Carlos Beltran, brought the Cardinals to within 6-4 and put the tying runs on base, before Henderson battled back to fan Matt Adams to end the game. He's done an acceptable job as the Brewers primary closer this season, posting a 2.64 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 71/24 K/BB over 58 innings while converting 26 of his 30 save chances.
Henderson tosses perfect 9th, earns 24th save | 09/08/2013 6:46 PM
NewsJim Henderson produced his 24th save of the season Sunday in the Brewers' victory over the Cubs.
ImpactHenderson enjoyed his weekend in Chicago, earning saves on Saturday and Sunday courtesy of a pair of perfect innings. The Canadian right-hander allowed four runs over his previous four outings, blowing a save and taking two losses, but his ninth-inning gig was never in question. Henderson is 24-for-29 in save conversions and boasts a 2.19 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.
Henderson earns 23rd save in win over Cubs | 09/07/2013 7:34 PM
NewsJim Henderson earned his 23rd save of the season Saturday in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Cubs.
ImpactHenderson had a perfect ninth inning, fanning Ryan Sweeney before inducing flyouts from Brian Bogusevic and Luis Valbunea. Henderson blew a save last weekend but his job was never in jeopardy. The 30-year-old righty owns a 2.24 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 61/21 K/BB ratio in 52 1/3 frames.
Jim Henderson blows first save since June 30 | 08/31/2013 10:45 PM
NewsJim Henderson blew his first save since June 30 on Saturday in the Brewers' loss to the Angels.
ImpactIt was a rare bad outing for Henderson, who gave up a two-out pinch-hit double to Josh Hamilton and a go-ahead two-run homer to Hank Conger. Henderson still has an exceptional 2.15 ERA in 50 1/3 innings this season and should remain the Brewers' closer as they limp to the finish line.
Henderson allows run but earns 21st save | 08/25/2013 4:17 PM
NewsJim Henderson earned his 21st save on Sunday despite allowing a run against the Reds.
ImpactTasked with protecting a 3-0, ninth-inning lead, Henderson ceded the shutout when he served up a solo homer to the second batter he faced, Joey Votto. It was the first run surrendered by the right-hander since July 11, a stretch of 14 straight outings. Henderson also allowed two hits in an appearance for the first time since June. He owns a sensational 1.86 ERA in 48 1/3 frames this year.
Henderson slams door on Reds, earns 20th save | 08/23/2013 10:39 PM
NewsJim Henderson slammed the door on the Reds in the ninth inning on Friday, preserving a two-run lead and earning his 20th save of the season.
ImpactHenderson usurped the closer's role from John Axford early in the season, and aside from a lengthy stint on the disabled list, hasn't given any indication that he can't handle the role. He's compiled a 1.71 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 57/20 K/BB ratio in 47 1/3 innings.
Henderson earns 18th save, Brewers top CIN | 08/17/2013 9:48 PM
NewsJim Henderson earned his 18th save of the season in the Brewers' win over the Reds on Saturday.
ImpactHenderson was dominant, fanning all three batters he faced in the top of the ninth inning. The right-hander has a sensational 1.79 ERA in 45 1/3 frames this year.
Henderson tosses perfect 9th, earns 16th save | 08/07/2013 1:15 AM
NewsJim Henderson notched his 16th save by firing a perfect ninth inning against the Giants on Tuesday.
ImpactHenderson struck out a batter, marking the ninth straight appearance he's been successful in doing so. The hard-thrower has also not allowed a run in 10 consecutive outings. Henderson has been one of baseball's best relievers this season, posting a 1.90 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. He's 16-for-19 in save conversions.
Henderson earns 15th save against the Nats | 08/04/2013 7:40 PM
NewsJim Henderson earned his 15th save by tossing a perfect ninth inning against the Nationals on Sunday.
ImpactHenderson, who moved back into the closer's role after Francisco Rodriguez was shipped to Baltimore, hasn't allowed a run over his last nine appearances. The hard-thrower has also struck out at least one batter in eight consecutive outings. Henderson's fantasy value is diminished a bit by pitching for the awful Brewers, but he has done his part with a 1.94 ERA and 1.08 WHIP.
Jim Henderson moving back into closer role | 07/23/2013 8:23 PM
NewsJim Henderson is likely to move back into the closer role for the Brewers following the trade of Francisco Rodriguez.
ImpactIt's possible John Axford will be in the mix for save chances, as well, but Henderson has been pitching the eighth inning in front of K-Rod. He also fared well in the closer role earlier this season but losing the job following an injury. Scoop him up now if he's on your waiver wire.
Henderson notches first save since return | 06/22/2013 12:37 AM
NewsJim Henderson tossed a scoreless inning Friday against the Braves for his first save since coming off the disabled list.
ImpactHenderson made things interesting by issuing two walks, but didn't give up a hit and struck out Dan Uggla swinging to end it. Francisco Rodriguez is currently sitting on 299 career saves and the Brewers appear determined to get him to the 300 plateau at some point, but he pitched the eighth inning in Friday's win. Either way, Henderson is the pitcher to own in this bullpen.
Jim Henderson activated from disabled list | 06/09/2013 8:44 AM
NewsBrewers activated RHP Jim Henderson from the 15-day disabled list.
ImpactHenderson missed the minimum amount of time with a strained right hamstring. The hard-thrower posted a 0.92 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 23/5 K/BB ratio through 19 2/3 innings before going down and should get his closer job back even though Francisco Rodriguez has pitched well.
Jim Henderson to be activated Sunday | 06/08/2013 10:46 PM
NewsJim Henderson (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list on Sunday.
Mike Vassallo on Twitter
ImpactThe Brewers optioned Tyler Thornburg to Triple-A on Saturday to make room for Henderson's return. With Francisco Rodriguez doing an admirable job while Henderson was away, and sitting on 298 career saves, it will be interesting to see how Brewers' skipper Ron Roenicke handles the back end of his bullpen.
Henderson fans three in rehab assignment | 06/07/2013 10:46 PM
NewsJim Henderson (hamstring) pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit and striking out three in his first rehab appearance for Low-A Wisconsin on Friday.
Timber Rattlers on Twitter
ImpactHenderson believes he'll be able to return from the disabled list on Sunday, and if the way he threw the ball Friday was any indication, it doesn't look like he'll miss a beat. With Francisco Rodriguez and John Axford pitching at a high level, the Brewers look to have one of the more formidable bullpens in the National League.
Henderson (hamstring) feels fully recovered | 06/07/2013 8:54 PM
NewsJim Henderson (hamstring) stated Friday that he feels his hamstring is 100 percent and that he expects to be activated from the disabled list Sunday.
Brew Crew Ball
ImpactHe'll begin a minor league rehab appearance with Low-A Wisconsin on Friday. Before the injury, he had been lights out as the Brewers closer, compiling a 0.92 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 23/5 K/BB ratio through 19 2/3 innings. While Francisco Rodriguez has performed well in his stead, Henderson should once again get the ball in the ninth inning upon his return.
Henderson to make rehab appearance Friday | 06/05/2013 12:54 PM
NewsJim Henderson (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment Friday with Low-A Wisconsin.
ImpactIf all goes well, Henderson will be activated from the disabled list on Sunday. The Brewers are currently using Francisco Rodriguez as their closer in his absence.
Jim Henderson expects to return Saturday | 06/03/2013 11:11 PM
NewsJim Henderson (hamstring) said Monday that he's "real confident" he will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday, the first day he's eligible.
ImpactAfter playing catch again on Tuesday, Henderson will throw a bullpen session Wednesday and either a simulated inning or an appearance in the minors on Friday. If he goes through all that without having a setback, he should return to the closer role this weekend. "I feel like I could go pitch effectively now," said Henderson after playing catch on Monday. "But the intensity will ramp up with the bullpens and stuff, so just make sure that's OK."
Henderson (hamstring) placed on disabled list | 05/25/2013 7:21 PM
NewsBrewers placed RHP Jim Henderson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
ImpactHenderson injured the hamstring during Friday's game, and it turned out to be severe enough to require a trip to the DL. A corresponding roster move will be made on Sunday. There is no indication as to who might save games while Henderson is out. Francisco Rodriguez and John Axford are the primary candidates.
Henderson leavs with right hamstring injury | 05/24/2013 11:54 PM
NewsJim Henderson was removed from Friday's game against the Pirates during a save opportunity due to a right hamstring injury.
Adam McCalvy on Twitter
ImpactNo word yet on the extent of the injury, or how much time he could be sidelined, but Henderson didn't sound very encouraged when talking with reporters after the game. He said that the injury occurred while attempting to field a ground ball off the bat of Russell Martin. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said that if Henderson were to miss time, he would employ a closer-by-committee including Francisco Rodriguez, John Axford and Michael Gonzalez.
Henderson leaves game with apparent injury | 05/24/2013 10:54 PM
NewsJim Henderson was removed from Friday's game against the Pirates due to an apparent leg injury.
Adam McCalvy on Twitter
ImpactNo word yet on the extent of the injury or how much time he may miss. Francisco Rodriguez, and not John Axford, replaced Henderson with the Brewers clinging to a one-run lead. The team should release an update on his status after the game.
Henderson earns ninth save, Brewers top LAD | 05/21/2013 11:52 PM
NewsJim Henderson earned his ninth save of the season as the Brewers beat the Dodgers 5-2 on Tuesday.
ImpactHenderson's save capped off a total of 5 2/3 scoreless innings from the Milwaukee bullpen. He surrendered a hit and a walk but struck out the other three batters he faced and now boasts a 0.95 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 23/5 K/BB ratio in 19 innings this season. The right-hander has been a waiver wire gem so far and should be a steady fantasy closer all year.
Henderson gets seventh save as Brewers win | 05/07/2013 11:34 PM
NewsJim Henderson earned his seventh save of the season as the Brewers beat the Rangers on Tuesday.
ImpactHenderson allowed a two-out double to David Murphy in the top of the ninth inning but was able to escape the jam. The 30-year-old right-hander now has a spectacular 1.29 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 17/4 K/BB ratio in 14 innings this season and he has not blown a save opportunity.
Jim Henderson picks up fifth save | 04/24/2013 1:34 AM
NewsJim Henderson recorded his fifth save with a hitless ninth Tuesday against the Padres.
ImpactIt's going to be interesting to see what the Brewers do here with John Axford turning in his sixth straight scoreless appearance tonight. Henderson has allowed just one run in 10 innings this season, so there's no reason to make a change right now. Still, the Brewers may go back to Axford if he keeps it up for another week or two.
Henderson notches third save in win Friday | 04/19/2013 11:51 PM
NewsJim Henderson notched his third save of the season in Friday's win over the Cubs.
ImpactDioner Navarro reached with a two-out single in the top of the ninth, but Jonathan Lucroy was able to throw out pinch-runner Julio Borbon on a stolen base attempt at second base to finish off the one-run victory. Henderson has allowed just one run over eight innings this season to go along with a 10/1 K/BB ratio. While Axford has pitched much better recently in lower-leverage situations, Henderson is the pitcher to own in this bullpen at the moment.
Henderson tallies second save in win over SF | 04/17/2013 12:18 AM
NewsJim Henderson earned his second save of the season in the Brewers' 10-8 victory over the Giants on Tuesday.
ImpactIt wasn't quite smooth sailing for the big man, as Buster Posey greeted him with a double to lead off the inning. Posey would later score on a Brandon Belt single, but Henderson eventually got Andres Torres to fly out to end the game. With John Axford still flailing, the closer job should remain with Henderson as long as he remains relatively effective.
Henderson bails out Brewers for first save | 04/08/2013 5:55 PM
NewsJim Henderson recorded his first save of the season in Monday's win over the Cubs.
ImpactThe Brewers had a four run lead, but Henderson had to bail out Brandon Kintzler after he loaded the bases with three straight singles. It's another sign that John Axford has officially been phased out at closer. Henderson allowed one unearned run before striking out Steve Clevenger and Dave Sappelt. He got Starlin Castro to fly out to right field to end the game.
Jim Henderson viewed as Brewers' Plan B | 04/04/2013 10:26 AM
NewsMLB.com's Adam McCalvy writes that Jim Henderson is being viewed as the Brewers' "Plan B" at closer.
Impact"Plan A" involves sticking with John Axford, who has allowed six hits and four earned runs through 1 2/3 innings this season. If Axford's struggles continue, Henderson should get the next crack at the ninth-inning gig. The Canadian right-hander is stash-worthy in mixed leagues.
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|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|Most Innings Pitched (Relief)||1.0||9 times-last: at StL||last: Apr 29||1.1|
|Most Strikeouts (Relief)||3||vs. SD||Apr 22||3|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Innings Pitched||60||2013 (Mil)|
|Hits Allowed||44||2013 (Mil)|
|Runs Allowed||18||2013 (Mil)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||18||2013 (Mil)|
|Home Runs Allowed||8||2013 (Mil)|
|Earned Run Average||2.70*||2013 (Mil)|