White Sox Hoping To Get Former 1st-Round Pick Reliever Back By May

He missed the entire 2022 season.

Chicago White Sox' reliever Garrett Crochet, who underwent Tommy John surgery before the start of last season's Spring Training, has progressed to throwing weekly bullpen sessions and has increased the intensity with which he's throwing.

The twenty-three-year-old's timeline to return remains in mid-May, although the White Sox noted that they wished to get him into some spring training games before sending him on a minor-league rehab assignment with their Triple-A affiliate.

As mentioned, Crochet missed the entire 2022 season, however, since entering the majors in 2020, he holds a strong 2.54 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, with 73 strikeouts across 60.1 innings and 59 appearances.

Barring any setbacks, the White Sox should get their promising reliever back at some point in May.

Crochet is a former first-round pick (11th overall) by the White Sox in the 2020 MLB Draft.
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