Chicago White Sox’ general manager Rick Hahn addressed the media prior to Saturday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. Among several topics discussed, Hahn provided an update on the status of starting pitcher Michael Kopech.
According to Hahn, Kopech’s shoulder is doing well and everything is progressing according to plan.
Hahn also said Kopech has been dealing with “some sort of cyst” in his left knee. That’s the same knee that has flared up on the young right-hander a couple of times this season. Hahn mentioned there has been discussion about having the cyst removed at some point so that it does not cause issues in the future.
In just his third MLB season, Kopech underwent the transition to the starting rotation after spending 2021 pitching primarily out of the bullpen. During the 2022 campaign, Kopech has thrown a career high 119.1 innings across 25 starts.
Kopech landed on the 15-day IL on Sept. 17 with right-shoulder inflammation. It is unlikely that he will pitch again this season, but he will be eligible to return from the IL during final series of the season.