Prior to Tuesday night’s contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Chicago White Sox made a few moves due to injury.
The club placed 34-year-old right-hander Lance Lynn on the 10-day injured list retroactive to August 29 with knee inflammation. In a corresponding move, the White Sox recalled infielder Danny Mendick from Triple-A Charlotte.
Lynn’s sub-2.60 ERA is one of the best in the MLB despite a spike resulting from his most recent outing against the Cubs. During his start on Saturday, he allowed seven runs on seven hits in five innings of work. The All-Star pitcher added seven strikeouts as well, but it was an uncharacteristically rocky outing. Perhaps the knee was giving him issues during that start, but regardless, this IL stint comes at an ideal time for the veteran hurler to get some rest with the playoffs nearing in just over a month.
As for Danny Mendick, the 27-year-old utility man has played in 66 games for the South Side in 2021, adding a pair of long balls and 20 RBIs with a .217 batting average. Most recently, he smacked a walk-off homer after returning to Charlotte.
The White Sox play a pair against the Pirates at home before getting a day off on Thursday and beginning a weekend series against the Royals in Kansas City.
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