In MLB breaking news, the Chicago White Sox activated veteran right-hander Lance Lynn from the 10-day IL Saturday morning. In a corresponding roster move, outfielder Luis Gonzales was returned to the team’s alternate site. Lynn was originally placed on the IL due to a strained right trapezius, effective April 17th.
Lynn has posted a record of 1-1, with an ERA of .92 in 19 2/3 innings so far in 2021. He has struck out 27 batters while allowing only two walks. He has allowed 16 hits so far this season. The highlight of his season was a complete game shutout in the Sox home opener on April 8th.
MLB Breaking News: Lynn To Start Today
Lynn is scheduled to start this afternoon for the Sox in their 3:05 game against the division rival Cleveland Indians. Ironically enough, the Indians were the last team he pitched against, having thrown six innings before suffering his injury. It will be his fourth start of the season, and the White Sox are hoping that he will deliver a strong performance.
Lynn was acquired in an offseason trade with the Texas Rangers, a deal in which they sent prized prospect Dane Dunning back to the Rangers. Over his career, Lynn has pitched for five teams, the Cardinals, Twins, Yankees, Rangers, and now the White Sox. He has career won/lost record of 105-72, with an ERA of 3.53, and a K/BB ratio of 2.72/1, and a WHIP of 1.285. Lynn will be a free agent at the end of the 2021 season.
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