Lance Lynn of the Chicago White Sox was forced to leave his final spring training appearance due to an injury. Will he be ready for the start of the season?
Lynn’s injury is causing concern among White Sox supporters since he is projected to be a top-of-the-rotation starter for a team that is expected to win the AL Central. Lynn was told that he had a problem with his right knee after he didn’t play in his last spring training game on Saturday night.
Lynn was also out late last season due to a right knee injury. In case this injury is connected to that, he will most likely be out for a few weeks and won’t be on the Opening Day team.
Lance Lynn’s injury is the latest blow to the White Sox’s pitching rotation.
The White Sox have been having a difficult time lately, particularly with their pitching staff. Over the weekend, they dealt Craig Kimbrel to the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend and lost Garrett Crochet to Tommy John surgery.
Any significant business with Lynn, and it’s time to raise the alarm on the south side.
If Lynn is forced to miss any starts, long relievers Reynaldo Lopez and Vince Velasquez will likely replace him in the rotation. Neither is a long-term solution, but Lynn shouldn’t be out for too long.
Lynn has finished in the top five of the AL Cy Young voting in each of the last three seasons, including last year, when he had a 2.69 ERA.