Jim Henderson RP MIL 15 Days

Jim Henderson pitched a perfect ninth inning, though it was in garbage time, in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

The 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 RP MIL 18 Days

Jim Henderson gave up a double and a walk to the two batters he faced Saturday against the Red Sox.

That 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.

Jim Henderson RP MIL 22 Days

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke reiterated Tuesday that he plans to re-install Jim Henderson as his closer once the reliever figures things out.

Henderson'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."

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Brewers 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.

Specifically, 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 RP MIL 2 Months

Brewers manager Doug Melvin confirmed Friday that Jim Henderson will continue to function as the Brewers closer after the addition of Francisco Rodriguez.

The 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.

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Jim 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.

Henderson 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.

Jim Henderson RP MIL 8 Months

Jim Henderson produced his 24th save of the season Sunday in the Brewers' victory over the Cubs.

Henderson 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.

Jim Henderson RP MIL 8 Months

Jim Henderson earned his 23rd save of the season Saturday in the Brewers' 5-3 win over the Cubs.

Henderson 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 RP MIL 8 Months

Jim Henderson blew his first save since June 30 on Saturday in the Brewers' loss to the Angels.

It 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.

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Jim Henderson earned his 21st save on Sunday despite allowing a run against the Reds.

Tasked 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.