Rodón, Jones, Adolfo Done for 2019
Three season-ending surgeries announced in one day for the White Sox
Micker Adolfo, one of the White Sox top outfield prospects, has been sidelined but was supposed to come back to the field within a month or so. Today’s developments blindsided most of White Sox faithful with news that he’d miss the remainder of 2019 after arthroscopic surgery.
On May 1st, Carlos Rodón exited the game after 3 2/3 innings. He didn’t look too sharp that day, but everyone worried when he was pulled so quickly and kept glancing at his forearm. Fast forward a week, and Rodón is getting a second opinion on Tommy John Surgery. Although this stings because Rodón is a free agent after the 2020 season, the team hopes he can return for the second half of 2020. This was also expected after the recent news about him.
Unfortunately, it seems as if Nate Jones can’t catch a break either. He has been injured in what seems like every White Sox season in recent memory. He’s a strong reliever, but his health is a problem. The White Sox heavy reliance on his health has also been a problem. Knowing this was an issue coming into the prior few seasons, maybe that extension wasn’t the best option. He is also set to miss the remainder of 2019 after flexor mass surgery.
Luckily, Seby Zavala, Zack Collins, and Eloy Jiménez are returning to action shortly, but it seems that the above pessimistic news dump will overshadow this. Again, it’s another rough day for the rebuild.
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