White Sox: Carlos Rodon Out Five To Six Weeks With Bursitis

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Feb 23, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon (55) poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Day at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 23, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon (55) poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Day at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /
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White Sox lefty will miss five to six weeks with bursitis in left biceps. According to Scot Gregor.

Barring no setbacks, the Chicago White Sox will be without Carlos Rodon for five to six weeks. Rodon was diagnosed with bursitis in his left biceps and is currently on a throwing program. Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald tweeted the team could expect him back in that timeframe in there were no setbacks.

This really doesn’t come as a surprise. The talented left hander had missed most of spring training as he was the organization brought him along slowly. He finished 9-10 with a 4.04 ERA last season. He started the season rough but had a phenomenal second half. Something the White Sox were hoping he could build on coming into 2017.

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Hopefully he can come back and be effective. It is somewhat alarming that a young pitcher, such as him, would have arm troubles. But that’s just part of the game.

The organization has undergone a transformation this offseason. They now have three of the top right-handed pitching prospects in baseball, but Rodon seems to remain firmly in their plans.

Dylan Covey and Anthony Swarzak seem like the likely candidates to replace Rodon in the rotation. Fans hope that will be enough to round out the rotation that also features Jose Quintana, James Shields, Derek Holland and Miguel Gonzalez. There’s still a possibility that one of their top pitching prospects; Lucas Giolito, Michael Kopech and Reynaldo Lopez, are called up but they will start the season off in the minors.

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It’s never good news when one of your top pitchers goes down, but the White Sox should have the ability to deal with it in the interim. They have a lot of depth at pitching, that should be a big help. If, however, Rodon needs longer to recover, that would pose a problem. Bottom line, they can’t afford to be without one of their top pitchers for long.

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