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La Russa: Cease On Track For Fenway Start

Dylan Cease is on schedule to pitch for the White Sox on Friday. He needs to pass a COVID-19 test in order to be able to pitch.
Dylan Cease

The morning after Carlos Rodon made history on the south side, fans have more good news to take in regarding another rotation member.

After experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and being placed on the injured list for precaution, right-handed pitcher Dylan Cease is on the up, and on track to make his start on Friday in Boston. The 25-year-old still has a test to pass, but otherwise is feeling healthy.

Cease, who has a 0-0 record thus far with a 3.86 ERA and nine strikeouts in 9.1 innings, will likely face a Red Sox team who has taken the league by storm in the first few weeks of the season. After a slow start, Boston is now 9-3 prior to their series finale in Minnesota Thursday afternoon.

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Boston will send Nick Pivetta, a 6-foot-5 right hander to the mound. In his first two starts of 2021, Pivetta holds a 2-0 record with a 3.27 ERA. Over his 11 innings pitched, he has 11 punch outs.

First pitch from Fenway Park on Friday is set for 6:10 PM CDT. The White Sox conclude their series with Cleveland on Thursday at 1:10 PM CDT. Be sure to tune in to Sox On Tap's postgame show for reaction and analysis.