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The Chicago White Sox have placed starting pitcher Michael Kopech on the 15-day IL due to right shoulder inflammation. Just weeks after returning from an IL stint as a result of a knee issue, the right-handed starter will find himself back on the shelf for another significant amount of time down the stretch.

While the 15-day IL designation means that Kopech will be missing until at least October, at this time the White Sox have not stated that he is done for the season. Prior to Saturday’s ballgame against the Detroit Tigers, General Manager Rick Hahn stated that there is no long term concern about the injury. 

Along with Michael Kopech heading to the IL, the White Sox also announced that Davis Martin has re-joined the big league club. Martin is the likely candidate to take Kopech’s spot in the starting rotation over the next two weeks. The first of those projected starts will take place on Sunday afternoon, as prior to the IL designation, Kopech was listed as the probable starting pitcher in the finale of the three-game set with the Detroit Tigers.

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