February 4, 1981 |
St. Cloud, Minnesota
|June 2, 2004, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 20, 2006, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Earned run average||7.41|
Benjamin John Hendrickson (born February 4, 1981) is a former baseball pitcher.
Hendrickson was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and originally signed with the Milwaukee Brewers in the tenth round of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft. He made his major league debut with the Brewers in 2004, going only 1-8 with a 6.22 earned run average the same season he was named the International League's Most Valuable Player after going 11-3 with a 2.02 ERA and 93 strike outs in 21 starts for the Indianapolis Indians.
Hendrickson spent all of 2005 with the Brewers' triple A affiliate, the Nashville Sounds, but was once again a major leaguer for 2006. He struggled in his major league starts in early 2006, twice struggling to get out of the first inning. He was reassigned to Triple-A Nashville on May 21, 2006, after a dismal start against the Twins in which he allowed six runs on five hits and a walk without recording an out. He was the 14th pitcher in Brewers history to fail to record an out in a start and the first since Jamie McAndrew on August 28, 1995. He went 9-8 with Nashville, and was named a Pacific Coast League All-Star. He has a career major league ERA of 6.48 and has played in 13 games in his career, 10 in 2004 and 3 in 2006. Hendrickson also has 58 innings pitched.
During Spring training 2007, Hendrickson was waived in order for Milwaukee to remove him from their 40-man roster. After clearing waivers, he was again assigned to Nashville, at which point he requested the team trade him. On March 27, Hendrickson was traded to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for catcher Max St. Pierre. After being released by the Royals during 2008 Spring training, Hendrickson signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays and became a free agent at the end of the season. In February 2009, he signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins. On June 23, 2009 Hendrickson was released by the Minnesota Twins.