White Sox Starting Pitcher Returning From Injured List


The Chicago White Sox, who have been down a couple of starting pitchers to injury this season, are about to get one of them back into the rotation soon.

Lucas Giolito, who was on the 10-day injury list because of an abdomen injury he suffered in his season opener start, is expected to return and start against the Minnesota Twins this upcoming Sunday, as reported by Daryl Van Schouwen.

Before Giolito could be approved to return to action, the starting pitcher was required to pitch in a simulated game that took place in Arizona this past Tuesday. 

Judging from multiple reports, it seems that the game went smoothly, indicating that Giolito's recovery process was a successful one, and he should be good to go for his scheduled start in Minnesota.


This is excellent news for a White Sox team that had lost another starter, Lance Lynn, to a knee injury (torn tendon) that required surgery and will keep him sidelined for 6-8 weeks. 

Giolito—who was an all-star back in 2019—is a proven winning pitcher, having sported a winning record in three straight seasons. During that three-season stretch, Giolito has also averaged a very solid 3.47 ERA.

The White Sox organization, as well as the fans, should be thrilled to get Giolito and his talents on the mound back, especially because the team is in the midst of a losing streak, having lost four straight.

Most experts at the beginning of the season picked the White Sox as the favorites to win the AL Central division, and if the team wants to live up to those expectations, they are going to need a healthy Giolito going forward.

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