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Dane Dunning revealed that he had a COVID-19 diagnosis back in December, according to Rangers beat writer Evan Grant.
Dunning's symptoms were a "lost sense of smell and taste, fever, etc" according to Grant, who also mentioned that the recently acquired pitcher "has had no lingering effects." It's great news that Dunning is feeling healthy now and is ready to roll for spring training. He came over from the White Sox in the offseason as part of the Lance Lynn deal and should open the season in the Rangers' rotation.
RHP Dane Dunning has been traded to the Texas Rangers as part of the Lance Lynn deal.
Lynn is obviously the headliner, but Dunning is a nice piece to pick up for a year of his services. The 25-year-old Dunning made his MLB debut this past season, posting a 3.97 ERA in seven starts. He had some flashes of success and will enter the 2021 campaign as a fantasy sleeper.
Dunning was announced as the Game 3 starter just hours before first pitch and didn't last long in this one as he recorded just two outs while giving up a pair of singles before exiting the ball game.
Dunning had an extremely short leash as he was yanked in the first inning after giving up a pair of singles with two outs wedged between them. He was replaced by fellow rookie Garrett Crochet who lasted just 2/3 of an inning himself before leaving with an elbow injury. All in all the White Sox employed nine pitchers in the close contest. The 25-year old Dunning has a promising future for the White Sox, though, as he registered a 3.97 ERA, 1.12 WHIPm and 35 strikeouts in 34 innings during his rookie season.
The White Sox announced RHP Dane Dunning as their Game 3 starter against the A's.
Dunning will square off with Mike Fiers of the A's in this one. The 25-year-old made seven starts this season, posting a 3.97 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 34 innings pitched.
Chicago White Sox right-hander Dane Dunning allowed five runs (four earned) over three innings in a 9-5 win over the Cubs on Saturday. Dunning struck out two and walked three.
Dunning wasn't great on Saturday but his offense got him off the hook. He finishes the 2020 regular season with a 2-0 record, 3.97 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 35 strikeouts in 34 innings of work.