Sam D. Hentges, born July 18, 1996, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Major League Baseball Cleveland Guardians (MLB). In 2021, he made his MLB debut.
Hentges chose the Indians over Arkansas and made his professional debut with the Arizona League Indians, recording a 0.69 ERA in 13 innings.
Hentges pitched in 13 games (11 starts) with the Arizona League Indians and Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 2015, compiling a 3–5 record and 4.37 ERA. He began the 2016 season with the Lake County Captains, however his season was cut short due to Tommy John surgery.
He returned in 2017 and played with the Arizona League Indians and Mahoning Valley, going 0–4 with a 3.23 ERA in 11 starts. In 2018, Hentges played with the Lynchburg Hillcats where he was 6–6 with a 3.27 ERA in 23 starts.
The Indians added Hentges to their 40-man roster after the 2018 season. He began 2019 with the Akron RubberDucks. He did not play a minor league game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 17, 2021, Hentges was promoted to the major leagues for the first time. He made his MLB debut on April 20, giving up one run in one inning pitched against the Chicago White Sox.
There are no details about whether he has children or not. He may be may or may not have children. There are also no rumors about his children.