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Cubs' Mancini gives advice to White Sox closer Hendriks after cancer diagnosis

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Chicago Cubs first baseman Trey Mancini wanted to help out Chicago White Sox reliever Liam Hendriks after the All-Star closer was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in early January.

Mancini, who overcame colon cancer in 2020 while playing with the Baltimore Orioles, reached out to Hendriks to discuss treatment.

"I wanted him to know I have some advice, at least on what makes you feel better during chemo and how to get through it a little bit better," Mancini said, according to Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune.

Mancini missed the entire pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign due to his treatment.

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn has already said the White Sox won't have any updates on Hendriks' playing status before Opening Day.

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