The struggling Chicago White Sox need as many reinforcements as they can get at the moment.
At 63-66, they are sliding at the worst possible time, with five losses in a row.
They are currently six games behind the division-leading Cleveland Guardians, and they will probably need to take the AL Central if they want to go to the playoffs.
That objective is becoming increasingly difficult by the day, but the good thing is that the Pale Hose is getting two key players back.
White Sox activated Lance Lynn and Yasmani Grandal, optioned Carlos Pérez and Tanner Banks
— James Fegan (@JRFegan) August 31, 2022
The White Sox Need Them At Their Best
Lynn was placed on the bereavement list after he left the team to be with his family following a death.
In reality, he didn’t even miss a turn in the rotation and will actually take the ball on Wednesday night against the visiting Kansas City Royals.
Lynn hasn’t had a good season, suffering from knee issues and posting a disappointing 5.00 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a 83/13 K/BB ratio through 77 1/3 innings (14 starts) when healthy.
On the other hand, Grandal will also be back for tonight’s game against the Royals after missing about two weeks with a left knee strain.
After raking last year, Grandal has an extremely disappointing .203 batting average and a .566 OPS in 2022.
If the White Sox want to have a chance at leapfrogging the Guardians and the Minnesota Twins, they absolutely need Lynn and Grandal back into their 2021 versions.
Having them in-form is a must for them to advance.
They have about a month to turn their years around, and the White Sox need them now.