The Chicago White Sox will likely get one of their starting rotation mainstays back Wednesday. After dealing with COVID-19, Lucas Giolito intends to take the mound for the fourth contest of a five-game series vs. the Royals.
Giolito landed on the COVID Related injured list last Friday. His rotation spot came up Monday and he was not ready to return, so the White Sox deployed Johnny Cueto. Now, Giolito will likely reenter the mix Wednesday, which will push back the rest of the rotation.
On the season, Giolito owns a 2-1 record, 2.70 ERA, 3.77 FIP, and a 12.5 K/9 rate across 26.2 innings. In his last start, he worked seven innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts to lead the White Sox to a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Guardians.
Chicago White Sox Starting Rotation Plans
Tuesday, May 17 at Royals (Game 2): Davis Martin
Wednesday, May 18 at Royals: Lucas Giolito
Thursday, May 19 at Royals: Vince Velasquez
Friday, May 20 at Yankees: Dallas Keuchel
Saturday, May 21 at Yankees: Michael Kopech
Sunday, May 22 at Yankees: Johnny Cueto OR Dylan Cease