White Sox ace Lucas Giolito was diagnosed with a slight exposure to Lat on Monday after MRI James Fegan of The Athletic . It usually takes three to four weeks for this type of injury to recover from Giolito, Fegan notes.
Aside from the end-of-season injury, Giolito 2019 is taking a giant leap forward to cope with the tremendous hype it had attracted as a prospect. Giolito, whom the White Sox had acquired by the Nationals in December 2016 as part of Adam Eaton's blockbuster (19459003), was one of the worst starters in the majors a year ago. The 25-year-old turned the tables this season as he scored 1
Although Chicago will be out of the competition with the playoffs, Giolito will help make it relevant again in a year's time. Giolito is one of the few highly talented starters who could help White Sox reach that goal. Michael Kopech should by then be back from the operation at Tommy John, and Carlos Rodon returns from his own TJ trial. In the meantime, the promising tandem of Dylan Cease and Reynaldo Lopez will be one year older and perhaps a year wiser when it comes to retiring opponents.