Chicago White Sox Place Ace on the 10-Day IL

The Chicago White Sox announced today that Cy Young Award candidate and ace Carlos Rodon has been placed on the 10-day IL with shoulder fatigue in his throwing arm, retroactive to August 8th. 

Rodon has been excellent for the White Sox thus far in 2021, going 9-6, with a 2.38 ERA, 0.957 WHIP in 109.2 innings pitched. With 160 strikeouts, he is close to setting a career-best for a single season. However, the White Sox have already claimed he may be out longer than the initial 10-day report. Hall of Fame Manager Tony La Russa said, "We're going to err on the side of caution so it seems to me that's overly optimistic. If it happens, great, if it doesn't, we'll be patient."

Unfortunately for Rodon, he will miss his starting assignment against the New York Yankees on August 12th, which is MLB's Field of Dreams Game. Lance Lynn, who is also having a fantastic year and is in the running for the Cy Young Award, will take Rodon's place as the starting pitcher. 

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