Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lance Lynn will miss at least four weeks. After an MRI on Lynn's right knee showed a slight tear in his tendon, the righty will undergo surgery on Tuesday.
Lance Lynn suffered the injury during his Saturday night start against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The initial prognosis is that Lynn will miss four weeks. However, that is just the amount of time it will take for Lynn to begin throwing after recovering from the procedure. White Sox GM Rick Hahn likened the procedure to the same that was performed on Yasmani Grandal just last season. Once Lynn returns to the mound, he will need some time to build back up before returning to game action. Initial estimates have Lynn returning to the Sox rotation sometime around mid-May.
Immediately the search begins to identify who will fill the innings left behind by the hole in the rotation that Lynn filled. It may be Reynaldo Lopez or Vince Velazquez who see some time in the starting rotation early on in the season. The White Sox were rumored to be involved in trade discussions around Oakland A's starter Sean Manea. Reports earlier today confirmed that the Sox were unable to reach a deal with Oakland. Manea ultimately wound up in San Diego with the Padres.