MLB Breaking News: Lance Lynn Goes to the IL

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In MLB breaking news, the Chicago White Sox have placed right-hander Lance Lynn on the 10-day IL. The move is retroactive to April 17th. He was diagnosed with a strained right trapezius, and there is no timeframe for his return to the active roster. This is a definite blow to the White Sox as he has been a mainstay in the early going.

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Lynn, who was acquired in a trade with Texas in the offseason, pitched 6 innings against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday and has a 1-1 record for the season. His ERA so far is 0.92, and he has thrown 19 2/3 innings, striking out 27 while issuing zero walks. He opened the season with 18 2/3 allowing no unearned runs, including a complete-game shutout in the home opener.

The White Sox, in the middle of a four-game series in Boston, have not indicated who will replace Lynn in the short term. They did call up Jonathan Stiever as the 27th man for Sunday’s double-header. However, it is not clear whether Stiever will remain on the roster after today. The Sox also announced that they have called up reliever Zach Burdi from the alternate site to replace Lynn on the active roster.

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