The White Sox are evaluating Michael Kopech for an injury

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JUNE 07: Starting pitcher Michael Kopech #34 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the baseball in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 07, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JUNE 07: Starting pitcher Michael Kopech #34 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the baseball in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 07, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox injury curse continued to bite them Sunday afternoon as starting pitcher Michael Kopech was injured against the Texas Rangers early in the game.

It appears as if Kopech tweaked his knee (the team is saying that he has right knee discomfort) when throwing a pitch to Rangers designated hitter Adolis Garcia. This all came after the first two batters of the inning were put out.

Altogether, Kopech threw 13 pitches with eight strikes. He did not get the chance to strike out a batter as he only threw two-thirds of an inning.

It was quite a scene as you could see something was visibly wrong with Kopech. He started immediately limping and jumping. He appeared to be very frustrated.

There was a mound visit and he tried to throw a pitch but it looked like he couldn’t complete his motion and was very upset. He threw the ball down into the infield grass very hard in frustration.

Michael Kopech is the latest Chicago White Sox player to feel an injury.

At that point, fans were gasping knowing that something was wrong with one of the  White Sox’s best pitchers. Reynaldo Lopez, who pitched just the other day, took the ball from Kopech and struck out Garcia to end the inning.

Kopech came into the game having pitched an outstanding contest against the Los Angeles Dodgers just the other day. His ERA was and remains 1.92. Kopech just might be considered the best of the bunch when it comes to their pitching staff not knowing how Lance Lynn is going to perform. We will get to see him this week against the Detroit Tigers.

Hopefully, the injury does not keep Kopech out of the lineup that long. The White Sox need the help with pitching so all hands-on deck and ready would be nice. That might not be possible with this latest injury.

The Sox cannot afford to have any more injuries, especially to the pitching staff so fingers will be crossed in hopes that don’t happen and get those players that are injured back in hurry. This is especially true for Michael Kopech. There will be more about this injury once we learn more.

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