White Sox hopeful Lynn will return from IL on time

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Lance Lynn, right, is on the 10-day injured list with a strained right trapezius, but the White Sox expect the veteran right-hander to miss only one start.

    Lance Lynn, right, is on the 10-day injured list with a strained right trapezius, but the White Sox expect the veteran right-hander to miss only one start. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 4/19/2021 8:05 PM

Additional tests will provide more information, but the White Sox are hopeful veteran right-hander Lance Lynn is only going to miss one start after landing on the 10-day injured list.

The move was made Sunday, retroactive to April 17.

 

Lynn is dealing with a strained right trapezius and won't start against the Indians in Cleveland Wednesday night as originally scheduled.

He should be able to rejoin the Sox's rotation early next week.

"That's the expectation," manager Tony La Russa said. "I think he's getting some kind of exam (Tuesday), which we'll get us a better idea, and some treatment. But the expectation is when the time is up he'll be able to pitch."

The White Sox are undecided on Wednesday night's starter to replace Lynn. They could go with a bullpen game or bring up Jonathan Stiever from their Schaumburg training site.

In 3 starts this season, Lynn is 1-1 with a 0.92 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 19⅔ innings. The 33-year-old pitcher has struck out 10-plus batters with zero walks in back-to-back starts, the first Sox pitcher to accomplish the feat.

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