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Tony La Russa provided an update on Lucas Giolito

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 8: Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of Opening Day at Comerica Park on April 8, 2022, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 8: Lucas Giolito #27 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of Opening Day at Comerica Park on April 8, 2022, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox continues to be bit by the injury bug. We know that Lance Lynn, Garrett Crochet, and Joe Kelly are missing right now so the fact that Lucas Giolito is going to be gone for a couple of starts is tough.

Tony La Russa confirmed on Saturday morning that they will be missing him for at least two starts because of injury. He left his Opening Day start with abdominal tightness on his left side. That ultimately had a big hand in the White Sox blowing the 3-0 lead that they had at the time of his departure.

To be honest, hearing that he is only going to miss two starts is refreshing. Giolito confirmed that he will be able to still throw while recovering from this which means he won’t have to ramp it up before coming back. He will be just fine.

It is just so clear that April is going to be a very hard month for the White Sox dealing with all of these injuries. They are also missing Yoan Moncada because of an injury and Tim Anderson is gone because of a suspension of two games. Those guys will both be back in short order which is much needed.

The Chicago White Sox needs Lucas Giolito to come back healthy ASAP.

Dylan Cease, Dallas Keuchel, Vince Velasquez, and Michael Kopech are going to be needed a lot going forward while Giolito is out. A few of those names bring a tremendous amount of confidence but a few of them make you cringe based on what we’ve seen in recent times.

This team needs to overcome this in order to make a big run in 2022. When they are fully healthy, there is nobody in the American League that is just significantly better than them if better at all. However, with all of these IL spots filling up quickly, things won’t be easy.

Hopefully, the two games that Giolito will miss are the only two games that he misses. He is the ace of the staff and he certainly looked like it on Friday before the injury took him out. It would be really nice if the injury bug left the White Sox alone for a while.

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