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White Sox RHP Lucas Giolito Heads to the Injured List

Prior to Friday's series opener against the Royals, the White Sox placed RHP Lucas Giolito on the 10-day injured list due to a strained left hamstring.
Lucas Giolito White Sox Injury

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Prior to Friday's series opener against the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to September 1) due to a strained left hamstring.

In a corresponding move, the club recalled right-handed pitcher Ryan Burr from Triple-A Charlotte.

Giolito suffered the injury Tuesday night in his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The big righty had a strong rhythm going through the first four innings until he tweaked his hamstring in the fifth frame. He tried testing it out with a few warm-up tosses, but White Sox manager Tony La Russa did not take any chances and subsequently removed Giolito from the game.

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On Wednesday, La Russa noted that Giolito would miss at least one start and the club would reevaluate him on Friday. Today's injured list designation is most likely a move to allow Giolito some rest so he's fully healthy for the playoffs.