White Sox RHP Cease struck on right arm, leaves game

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease delivers against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease delivers against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Associated Press

  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease (84) gets a pat from Jose Abreu after getting hit by a ball off the bat of Cleveland Indians' Bradley Zimmer during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease (84) gets a pat from Jose Abreu after getting hit by a ball off the bat of Cleveland Indians' Bradley Zimmer during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 9/24/2021 8:26 PM

CLEVELAND -- Chicago White Sox starter Dylan Cease left a game Friday night after being struck on the right arm by a comebacker in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians.

The White Sox said Cease has a right triceps contusion and that X-rays were negative.

 

Cease took a shutout into the inning but was hit on his pitching arm by a one-hopper from Bradley Zimmer that rolled behind the mound with one out. Cease grabbed his arm and knelt behind the mound.

Chicago manager Tony La Russa, pitching coach Ethan Katz, a team trainer and the White Sox infielders surrounded Cease, who got to his feet and walked on the infield grass.

Cease threw a couple of pitches from the mound to catcher Zack Collins but walked to the dugout after a discussion with La Russa.

Cease struck out nine, allowed three hits and didn't walk a batter in 5 1/3 innings. He is 12-7 with a 3.95 ERA in 31 starts.

The White Sox clinched the AL Central on Thursday despite dealing with key injuries to several players.

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