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White Sox get optimistic injury updates on Michael Kopech, Lance Lynn

White Sox, Lance Lynn, Michael Kopech

The Chicago White Sox are straight-up not having a good time this season. Tony La Russa’s asinine decisions, namely his intentional walk on Trea Turner, and the boatload of injuries they have dealt with have left them closer to 4th place in the AL Central than first place. Fortunately, they are getting a break with the injury updates from Michael Kopech and Lance Lynn.

Kopech, who left today’s game against the Texas Rangers after only 12 pitches, could be ready to go again in just a week. Lynn, who has yet to play this season due to a right knee injury, is set to start on Monday against the Detroit Tigers.

Just about every key player for the White Sox is nicked up or was nicked up. Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, Joe Kelly and Garrett Crochet are currently on the IL, Yasmani Grandal is working his way back from injury while Lucas Giolito and Yoan Moncada, just to name a few, dealt with injuries earlier in the season.

Getting Lynn back is huge for Chicago. He was an All-Star and Cy Young vote recipient thanks to his 2.69 ERA and 176 strikeouts in 157.0 innings pitched. He is a key piece to their rotation and will get to start his season against a lackluster Tigers team. Kopech only being out for a week is also a huge relief. His 1.94 ERA is the best in the White Sox rotation.

The road to back-to-back division crowns will be a very long one for the White Sox. Although they have time to turn it around, they have a lot of adversity to overcome.