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The Chicago White Sox will face Carlos Rodon on Thursday

CHICAGO - JULY 18: Carlos Rodon #55 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Houston Astros on July 18, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. Rodon pitched seven innings of one-hit ball as the White Sox defeated the Astros 4-0. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - JULY 18: Carlos Rodon #55 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Houston Astros on July 18, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. Rodon pitched seven innings of one-hit ball as the White Sox defeated the Astros 4-0. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox are a very good baseball team. However, they are going to have to replace the innings thrown by Carlos Rodon in 2021. He was one of the best pitchers (and one of the best in the American League) which came after a very up and down start to his MLB career.

Following this brilliant breakout for Rodon, you knew that teams out there would be really interested in his services for 2022 and beyond. It became more and more apparent that he was leaving Chicago before the start of the season.

Rodon ended up signing a very nice contract with the San Francisco Giants. He deserves his payday and a chance to pitch a lot of innings on a very good team. He could have had that with the White Sox but the Giants definitely made a better offer.

Now, even though it is only spring training exhibition season, the White Sox are going to face Carlos Rodon for the first time on Thursday. It won’t be the same as if he pitches for the Giants against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field later this summer but it will still be interesting.

Carlos Rodon is going to face his former Chicago White Sox team on Thursday.

Rodon is going to be a part of a Giants team that had the best record a year prior. They were defeated in an intense series with the Los Angeles Dodgers but they are hoping that Rodon puts them over the edge. He is going to be a part of an awesome staff.

Even though everyone loves Carlos Rodon, and they should because he’s awesome on and off the field, they are going to want to beat him. It may be exhibition season but you can’t take compete-level out of people. The White Sox hitters in the lineup are going to want to tag him for some runs.

One thing that can be said is that White Sox fans will never forget the resiliency and commitment to baseball that Rodon showed during some really tough times. He battled hard and got what he deserved in the end which is a chance to make an impact at a high level.

Now, hopefully, Rodon continues to have an incredible amount of success with the San Francisco Giants. They will be playing against the entire AL Central this year so maybe he can even make life hard on the division rivals for another year as well. He deserves well wishes except for when he is playing the Sox.

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