MLB awards: Brewers' Josh Hader, White Sox's Liam Hendriks named 2021 Relievers of the Year

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Major League Baseball revealed on Wednesday the winners of the 2021 Reliever of the Year awards. Milwaukee Brewers more detailed Josh Hader was called the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year while Chicago White Sox more detailed Liam Hendriks took house Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year honors.

For Hader, this is his 3rd Reliever of the Year award in the last 4 seasons. He likewise won in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, Brewers colleague Devin Williams won the award, so that 4 straight Relievers of the Year for Milwaukee. Hendriks has actually won the award for the 2nd successive season. He won it in 2015 while a member of the Oakland Athletics.


Hader, 27, has his finest season yet in 2021, pitching to a 1.23 period with 102 strikeouts in just 58 2/3 innings. He went 35 for 36 in conserve opportunities and was an All-Star. That represents an outstanding recuperate season for Hader, who had a hard time a bit throughout the reduced 2020 season, publishing a 3.79 period in 19 innings. He went 13 for 15 in conserve chances.


The 21-year-old Hendriks signed with the White Sox as a complimentary representative last offseason and more than measured up to his agreement in 2021. He had a 2.54 period and an unbelievable 113 strikeouts versus just 7 strolls in 71 innings. Hendriks led the league with 38 conserves in 44 efforts. A year ago he pitched to a 1.78 period with 14 conserves en path to being called Reliever of the Year.

MLB produced the Reliever of the Year award in 2014. Previous winners consist of Kenley Jansen (2016 and 2017), Craig Kimbrel (2014 and 2017), Aroldis Chapman (2019), and Zack Britton (2016). The award is voted on by 7 all-time fantastic reducers: Hoffman, Rivera, Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, John Franco, Lee Smith, and Billy Wagner.

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