Chicago White Sox: At least there is good Michael Kopech news

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It has been a tough go for the Chicago White Sox this season in terms of injuries. They are in first place by four games which are nice but they need to hope that the AL Central doesn’t catch up with them because the injuries are piling up. Adam Engel, Lance Lynn, and Tim Anderson all spent time on the IL but they are all back and doing just fine. However, some other big key players are out for a while. The White Sox did, however, give some good news on Michael Kopech.

The Chicago White Sox needs to get Michael Kopech back as soon as possible.

In order to deal with long-term injuries to guys like Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez, and now Nick Madrigal, you need to be able to pitch. The White Sox can currently do that as they have one of the best pitching staff in the sport. They probably have the best 1-5 rotation in baseball and their bullpen is starting to really catch on. Michael Kopech figures to be a big part of that.

Kopech had a really good start to the season as a superweapon in the bullpen along with a few spot starts. They believe that this kid is going to be special for a long time. He hit the shelf with a short-term injury a couple of weeks ago but the news isn’t nearly as daunting. He is going to resume throwing in a couple of days and could have a sim game in that span as well.

According to Rick Hahn, they want to see how all of that goes before they decide if they are just going to activate him or send him for a rehab assignment. Either way, it is good that the White Sox expect him back soon. He is the most talented pitcher on the entire roster. Yes, you read that right. He will be in the rotation before you know it but it is nice to have him doing what he is doing at this point in his young career.

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It has been a long road back for Kopech so it is great to see him have this level of success. When all is said and done, he will be the ace of the staff making a lot of money. He just needs to make sure he keeps his body healthy for that to happen. In a day (and year) filled with tough news for the White Sox, it is good to see them give a positive update about something. Getting Kopech back can’t come soon enough.