The Chicago White Sox were dealt a tough blow when it was learned that their veteran ace Lance Lynn was going to miss significant time with a torn meniscus.
Lynn is expected to be out until at least mid-May.
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn spoke on the matter, saying that he recognizes that the team’s roster is very deep and talented and will face adversity like any other club, while also stressing that the resolve of the players and coaches will serve them well as they prepare to be without their ace for some time.
However, Hahn also stressed that the White Sox may need to make a move to add a pitcher at some point.
More Hahn: “I know we have a very deep and talented roster and I know like every club we’re going to face some adversity over the course of the next 7 months. The strength of the men in that clubhouse and coach’s room will serve us well.” https://t.co/lqVcJ87W3E
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Hahn Ready To Deal
Of course, everything depends on how long Lynn is out.
Mid-May would be the earliest possible return date, but a torn meniscus takes time to recover from, so it could be a while before the White Sox see their ace suit up for the first time in 2022.
This is a huge blow for the White Sox, but Hahn has shown that he is always willing to add to his team and improve the roster, and it’s not like the White Sox are without options.
They still will have Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel, Vince Velasquez, and Dylan Cease to round out the rest of the starting rotation.
Hahn though, does seem to anticipate having to make a move at some point to bolster the team’s rotation.
Again, it all depends on when Lynn returns.
If he can come back by mid-May, the Sox should be fine, but if his recovery period stretches past that, Hahn will need to go out and make a move.NEXT: Lucas Giolito Keeping Things Light When Discussing An Extension