Carlos Rodon can’t catch a break: White Sox starter hurt again.
The Chicago White Sox are heading into deep waters with just four starting pitchers left in their rotation after yet another injury. Carlos Rodon had to leave the game early with shoulder pain on Monday against the Brewers making them down three on the mound.
This is even more devastating considering just how good they have it in other parts of the field. They have four valuable players hitting and catching including batting ace Tim Anderson, as well as Yoan Moncada, Eloy Jimenez and rookie Luis Robert. They just have the pitching support we’d all hoped.
Michael Kopech, the biggest prospect opted out of the season due to recovery from Tommy John surgery and Reynaldo Lopez went out in his first inning of play.
Rodon is also coming off Tommy John surgery as well and his mound stats dipped significantly as his pitch count increases, prompting the removal from the game.
What does Rick Renteria think about Carlos Rodon’s injury?
The Sox still won, and with a considerable margin, so this isn’t panic mode time, but it’s something to be aware of and something manager Rick Renteria will need to keep a good eye on.
“We were already talking about it, and once he came in (after the second inning), he just said he was feeling a little something in his neck,” Renteria said (h/t CBS Sports). “The ball wasn’t coming out of his hand right, which is what we could see. We were already prepared to make a change at that point because we saw what it looked like. We had him checked out.”
He’ll be out for at least 10 days and at press time there was no announcement for his replacement, here are the options:
- RHP Lucas Giolito
- LHP Dallas Keuchel
- LHP Gio Gonzalez
- RHP Dylan Cease