RP - CWS
White Sox reliever Jace Fry, who underwent a microdisectomy in his back in January, likely won't be ready before May 1st, per beat writer Scott Merkin.
The 27-year-old lefty will open the season on the injured list as he continues his rehab. It sounds like early May is the target date for his return and that's if he doesn't suffer any setbacks. Fry put up a 3.66 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 24:12 K/BB ratio over 19 2/3 innings out of the Sox bullpen last season.
Jace Fry started the game and allowed one run on two hits and a walk against the Indians.
The White Sox utilized the "opener" method, like the Tampa Bay Rays have done throughout the season. It didn't work very well as Chicago was routed, 10-2. Fry wasn't expected to pitch much more than an inning, but fantasy owners hope he can carve out a late-inning role, not start the game.
Jace Fry tossed 1 1/3 innings on Monday without allowing a run against the Royals.
He had given up five runs (four earned) over his previous two appearances, so this was a much-needed effort. He had three saves in late August, and if he wants to pitch in more high-leverage situations, he'll need more of these outings. Until then, he can only provide fantasy owners with some solid ratios.
Jace Fry allowed four runs (three earned) after facing just four batters in a relief appearance on Saturday.
Fry has been competing for high-leverage situations in the back of the bullpen, but this outing certainly did not help his case. The White Sox were already trailing by three, but this blew the game wide open. He has struggled in his last two outings after such a successful month of August. Owners should be wary of putting him in. Maybe wait to see how he responds.
Jace Fry allowed a home run over 2/3 of an inning on Monday. Fortunately, the White Sox got him the win with three runs in the ninth.
That was the first run he allowed in 10 appearances. He should still be put in for high-leverage situations, though. Hopefully, this is just a blip and he can get back to form soon. He's becoming a better option for those in need of relief help.