BigNews.Biz - Apr 03,2012 - Hawthorne, NJ – April 3, 2012 – Akadema recently resigned Minnesota Twins pitcher, Liam Hendriks, to a glove contract for the 2012 season. The 23-year-old Hendriks was born in Perth, Australia and signed with the Twins as a free agent in 2007. Since then, he has been named to Team Australia in the 2009 World Baseball Classic and a member of the 2010 All-Star Futures team. As a control pitcher with excellent command of his three off-speed pitches he progressed through the minors and made his MLB debut on September 5, 2011. Following the 2011 season, Hendriks was named the Minnesota Twins’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Hendriks will be the Twins’ third starter this season and will be sporting his Akadema ATR 32 glove when he takes the mound. The first start of the season for the Twins right-hander will be Sunday, April 8 as the Twins take on the Orioles in Baltimore.
About Akadema: Akadema is the world’s most exciting baseball and softball equipment company. In its short history, Akadema has become the hottest baseball and softball equipment company for professional, college, high school and serious youth players. Akadema attributes their increase in market share to their innovative quality professional product line, which is contrast to mass production products that have little to do with quality or feel. Akadema has long stood for high quality and performance and wants you to “Bring Your ‘A’ Game”. Akadema comes highly endorsed by MLB players like: Bryce Harper, Shane Victorino, Derek Holland, Cameron Maybin, Brandon McCarthy, Matt LaPorta, Vin Mazzaro, Craig Breslow, Ross Ohlendorf and many others as well as Senior Advisors and MLB Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski.
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