White Sox: Carlos Rodon Cleared to Start Throwing Program
White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon will start a throwing program Monday. He is working his way back from arthroscopic surgery.
Carlos Rodon‘s recovery from arthroscopic surgery took another positive step. The 25-year-old will start a throwing program on Monday according to Scott Merkin at whitesox.com. Despite this, there’s still no timetable for his return. The Chicago White Sox hope he can return in 2018 and be stronger than ever. Rodon is confident he will return this season.
The lefty spent most of last season dealing with shoulder issues and was on a throwing program in Arizona. However, he never regained form and had a shaky return. The organization shut him down and he underwent surgery in September.
"“I’m going to start throwing, and the guys are going to put some stuff together for a throwing program. Like I said, it’s going to take a little time, but I’ll be back this season.”-Carlos Rodon, White Sox Starting Pitcher"
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You better believe the White Sox are going to proceed with caution. He’s still young and could be a big part of the rotation if he can show he’s healthy. You have to wonder if the organization may have pushed him too much last season.
2018 is all about development for this team. It would big if Rodon came back and was effective, even if it was just part of the season. It’s not uncommon these days to see pitchers have surgery, then come back and be effective.
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It wouldn’t surprise me to see Rodon on some kind of innings limit for 2018. It really makes no sense to push him. The White Sox need to be careful with how they utilize him and ensure he is 100 percent before he’s back in the majors.