Another player who said he was surprised, Henry said he’s most looking forward to reconnecting with friends he’s made throughout his playing days.
“I know a couple people so I’m going to hang out with them a little and get to know some people I don’t know,” he said. “I’m going to pick their minds while I’m there, I pick everybody’s minds.”
Even though he spent 10 days on the disabled list, Henry’s consistent numbers pre- and post-injury have earned him the honor. He maintains a Clinton best .927 OPS, with 49 hits, 15 doubles, five homers and 28 RBIs in 155 plate appearances.
Menchaca said he can rely on Henry, who has led-off for the LumberKings in his recent starts.
“He’s one of those guys I can put in the lineup and I know what I’m going to get every day,” Menchaca said. “Really stubborn to his approach and that’s what’s going to make you a good hitter.”
In general, he wished his players the best on their trip.
“They put the time and effort into it and they get back what they earned,” Menchaca said.