On March 19, 2014, the Gateway Baseball Club announced the arrival of Brendon Henson, a powerhouse at the plate who was originally meant to take over the cathing role held by Tommy Wheeling. He was scheduled to leave for military duty in May, but would play the first portion of the season before leaving, with a potential return before the playoffs began.
Henson was quick to impress during the winter warm-up, and when the season began, he showed the early signs of a potentially key player, despite back-to-back losses to open up the season. Unfortunately, those two losses would be the only two games Henson would play all season. After only a couple of weeks of action, Brendon injured his knee during military training. Initially, there was no idea how long he would be out, but after a couple of doctors appointments, it became evident that Brendon Henson had more to worry about than a couple of weeks out of the lineup.
After being diagnosed with a torn meniscus, he was placed in a full leg brace for the summer. His military ship date was pushed back, and he was considered finished for the 2014 GBC season. Despite an appearance in the 2014 Home Run Derby (on an injured knee), it's now official that we will not see Brendan Henson on the field again in 2014. Brendan and fellow players do remain optimistic, though, for a full, healthy season in 2015, but only time will tell.