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This is the 5th most important White Sox player in 2022

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - MAY 07: Starting pitcher Lance Lynn #33 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 07, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - MAY 07: Starting pitcher Lance Lynn #33 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 07, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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Lance Lynn was one of the best pitchers in the American League in 2021. He came in third place for the American League Cy Young because of how good he was over the stretch of the season for the Chicago White Sox. He goes out there and does his thing as good and effective as any Sox pitcher ever.

Unfortunately, Lynn is going to start the year on the injured list. That doesn’t mean, however, that he isn’t the fifth most important player on the Chicago White Sox roster right now. After what he did in 2021, he has to be considered one of the lead dogs in the rotation.

Of course, Lucas Giolito and Lance Lynn were the two rumored to be the Opening Day starter but now it is almost a given that it will be Gilito. Lynn is going to have a procedure done on Tuesday that will keep him off the mound for four weeks.

Once those four weeks are up, he will be able to try building back up and get ready for his 2022 season debut. It isn’t an ideal situation but it is better than it happening late in the season. Lynn will be able to get back to full health and pitch for the White Sox soon enough.

The Chicago White Sox need to bring Lance Lynn back as soon as they can.

Lynn’s attitude is what gives everyone confidence about his return. It is also a big reason why he is the fifth most important player on the roster. He believes that he is going to go out there and win every single day. He also has a working man type of mentality which is contagious.

If he continues to believe in himself and wants to get back to the same horse that he was last year and the two years prior to that, he is going to have to work for it once again. He should be expecting to be back out there pumping fastballs in the strike zone by mid-May.

When this team is at full health, Lynn is going to be at or near the top of the rotation. That is going to help the White Sox get to the bullpen with a lead often. With the firepower they have in the batting order, the pitchers just need to go out there and pitch.

Lynn’s injury was a little bit scary but he is going to be okay. Last year told us everything we need to know about this guy and the way he looks at the game/life. Look for another huge year from the fifth most important player on the roster.

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