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Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings in a 5-3 loss to Cleveland in the second game of a Tuesday doubleheader.
Rodon struck out four and walked three. The veteran southpaw missed most of the 2019 season after Tommy John surgery. He will look for his first win of the season when he takes on the Brewers on Monday.
Carolos Rodon (elbow) threw three innings and 45 pitches during a live batting practice session Sunday
Rodon threw a simulated game on Sunday, and is up "for any role." The 27-year-old says "he's caught up" and reportedly close to 100 percent. Rodon underwent Tommy John surgery in May and appears to be fully recovered. He owned a (3-2) record along with a 5.19 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and a 46:17 K:BB across 34 2/3 innings in 2019.
Carlos Rodon told the Chicago Sun-Times that he is "on schedule" in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Rodon posted a 5.19 ERA through seven starts before having to undergo Tommy John surgery last May. The 27-year-old wasn't going to be ready for Opening Day had the season started on time this year, but a delayed start could have him ready closer to things getting underway. Rodon has a career 4.08 ERA to go along with a 1.38 WHIP.
Carlos Rodon (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery later this week.
This has been the way things were headed for a week now, and Rodon has decided to opt for surgery. It's a major bummer for the 26-year-old southpaw, who has yet to put it all together at the big league level since being the third overall pick in the 2014 draft. Rodon is expected to be sidelined until mid-way through 2020, at least.
A doctor has recommended that Carlos Rodon undergo Tommy John surgery on his injured elbow. The White Sox are awaiting a second opinion on the injury before making a decision on how to proceed.
The expectations were not positive when the injury initially occurred, so this isn't a huge surprise. It's still disappointing considering the promise Rodon has shown in the early going. The former top prospect will likely be shelved for the remainder of the season if the first opinion holds and into next season. If owners haven't already, they can move on from the left-hander.