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Michael Kopech to open 2021 in bullpen, per La Russa

by Brendan Tuma | White Sox Correspondent | Fri, Feb 26th 12:22pm EST

White Sox manager Tony La Russa says top prospect Michael Kopech will open the 2021 season pitching out of the bullpen. (Bruce Levine on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Additionally, Garrett Crochet will operate out of the bullpen, though we already figured that. It's a bummer for Kopech's fantasy value that he isn't be stretched out as a starter to begin the season, but his long-term home likely remains in the rotation. He dealt with Tommy John surgery and then opted out of 2020, so the organization likely wants to ease him in this season.

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