White Sox Ace In Doubt For Opening Day

This was not the way the Chicago White Sox wanted to finish out spring training. Ace starter Lance Lynn left his final spring start early on Saturday due to knee discomfort, and his status for Opening Day is now in doubt.

The 34-year-old limped off the field after throwing a pitch in the 4th inning. Troubles with the same knee last season landed him on the injured list for a stint. He needed to take a full month after the season to rest and rehab the knee. 

He's being further evaluated on Sunday to determine the next course of action. 

All-Star season in 2021

Lynn was invaluable to the White Sox staff in 2021, posting the best year of his 10-year career and earning his 2nd All-Star berth. He finished with an 11-6 mark, a 2.69 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.

This has been a bad week for the Chicago pitching staff. They also lost key reliever Garrett Crochet to season-ending Tommy John surgery, and they sent reliever Craig Kimbrel away in a trade for outfielder AJ Pollock. 

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