Injuries continue to mount for the Chicago White Sox as relief pitcher Liam Hendriks is going on the injured list due to a right forearm strain. We saw the other day when he was done pitching that things didn’t seem quite right with the arm.
Hendriks has missed some pitching opportunities the last couple of games as a result of this arm issue. So now the mystery as to what’s going on with Liam is over and we all know that he’s going on the 15-day injured list.
This will be retroactive to June 11th. There were other moves made by the White Sox today that are important.
At the same time that Hendriks is going on the injured list, relief pitcher Joe Kelly (who had suffered a hamstring pull a few weeks back) is coming off of the list and will be ready for tonight’s game against the Detroit Tigers.
Kelly, who was a big acquisition for the White Sox this offseason, missed a bit of time at the beginning of the year due to a nerve problem and then strained that hamstring.
The White Sox made multiple roster moves including Liam Hendriks to the IL.
The White Sox are certainly going to be happy to have him back in the lineup, especially with Liam out right now. Let’s just hope that Kelly doesn’t get hurt anymore this season.
Starting pitcher Davis Martin was called up from AAA Charlotte again and will be part of the active roster. This means he will likely be a starting pitcher sometime soon or could come in and relive another starter for an inning or two.
This team needs all the pitching help it can get and Martin, who is turning out to be a good pitcher, can be someone that the Sox rely upon to get them through this rough patch a bit.
Finally, pitcher Bennett Sousa was sent down to AAA Charlotte. There is no doubt we will be seeing Sousa again at some point though because he’s a somewhat reliable arm with Major League experience. He has helped get the White Sox through some tough times.
These were the only moves that the White Sox made today in terms of moving players around to gain positioning for the injured list and Minor League stints.