RP - Chicago White Sox
White Sox GM Chris Getz said Garrett Crochet could open the season in the starting rotation.
It was announced that Crochet was going to be stretched out as a starter this offseason. "I anticipate him being on our major league club, but I don't want to close the door on what's best for Garrett Crochet," Getz said.
Garrett Crochet will prepare to be a part of the White Sox rotation this year.
Crochet has logged all 73 of his MLB innings over the last few years as a reliever, but, according to White Sox GM Chris Getz, the team is "going in with the intention of him to be a starter in 2024." Crochet was the 11th overall selection of the 2020 MLB Draft, but he has yet to make a professional start in the minors or majors since then. The towering lefty missed all of 2022 due to Tommy John surgery, and he worked just 25 innings total in 2023.
Garrett Crochet is expected to be activated this week off the 15-day IL.
Crochet is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday at which point he could be activated if all goes well. He has been on the injured list since June 20. “[The reports] have been good,” manager Pedro Grifol said. “[We want him to] get back out there, finish the season healthy and go into the offseason healthy. He’s a big part of the future here. He’s in our plans big time for next year. We just need to make sure he toes that rubber at least one more time.”
White Sox reliever Garrett Crochet received a cortisone shot in his left shoulder under the advice of Dr. Verma, the White Sox lead team doctor.
Crochet, who was recently placed on the IL, estimated a 2-3 week absence before he can return to game action.
The Chicago White Sox activated Garrett Crochet off the 15-day IL on Tuesday.
Crochet makes his return after undergoing Tommy John Surgery last April. The former first-round pick will likely work a middle inning relief role in the White Sox bullpen.