Chicago White Sox fans have been set into a panic after ace Lance Lynn was forced to leave Saturday's Spring Training start due to an injury. Lynn reportedly has right knee discomfort, and the team is awaiting test results to see if it's a minor issue or major problem.
Lynn's TBD status for the opener has caused manager Tony La Russa to hold off on naming an Opening Day starter, but fans will get clarity very soon.
White Sox Opening Day Starter
La Russa revealed on Sunday that the opener for the first game will be announced on Monday. The White Sox want more information on Lynn's injury before making a decision, and delaying a day should give a better picture on what kind of issue the two-time All-Star is dealing with.
Lynn impressed for Chicago in 2021, earning his first All-Star nod since the 2012 campaign by going 11-6 in 28 starts. He recorded a standout 2.69 ERA along with 176 strikeouts across 157 innings.
Lynn potentially not being 100% makes it even more likely Lucas Giolito draws Opening Day duties. He's started the season for the White Sox in each of the past two years, and some believed he would draw the nod even before Lynn's injury.
We'll see in a day's time who is named the starter for the season opener against the Detroit Tigers on Friday, April 8.
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