The Chicago White Sox placed left-hander Carlos Rodon on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with fatigue in his pitching shoulder.
The move — retroactive to Sunday — comes one day before Rodon was scheduled to start against the New York Yankees in the Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa.
Given Rodon’s injury and surgery history — he had shoulder surgery in 2017 and Tommy John surgery in 2019 — the development could prompt major concerns for the division-leading White Sox.
White Sox manager Tony La Russa admitted Wednesday that he is aware Rodon could be sidelined longer than the required 10 days.
“We’re going to err on the side of caution, so it seems to me that’s overly optimistic,” La Russa said of Rodon’s stint on the injured list. “If it happens, great, if it doesn’t, we’ll be patient.”
Right-hander Lance Lynn, 34, was pushed back a day to start Thursday’s game.
Lynn owns a 10-3 record with a 2.04 ERA in 20 starts this season.
Right-hander Matt Foster was called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday.
Rodon, 28, is 9-5 with a 2.38 ERA in 19 starts this season. He scattered two hits and struck out 11 in five innings of a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
Rodon tossed a no-hitter on April 14 after striking out seven in an 8-0 win over the Cleveland Indians.
He owns a 38-38 record with a 3.84 ERA in 116 career appearances (111 starts) with the White Sox.
Foster, 26, is 2-1 with one save and a 5.64 ERA in 28 relief appearances this season. He is 8-2 with a 3.97 ERA in 51 career appearances (two starts) with the White Sox.
–Field Level Media
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