Prior to Friday night's series opener against the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago White Sox made a pair of moves that will give their rotation a boost.
As anticipated, the club reinstated starting pitcher Lance Lynn from the 10-day injured list after he was dealing with right knee inflammation. In a corresponding move, the White Sox optioned right-hander Jimmy Lambert to Triple-A Charlotte.
Lambert pitched well in his lone start with the MLB club during Lynn's absence. He allowed the White Sox offense to put together their best performance of the series in Oakland, leading to their only win on the West Coast.
Lynn has been the team's most effective arm all season long and his return is the breath of fresh air the South Side needed after multiple names went down in the rotation. The 32-year-old veteran is set to make his return on Sunday in the series finale.
The White Sox have just 20 games remaining before the playoffs and getting healthy is the number one priority for a team that has the American League Central seemingly locked up.