White Sox Get Bad News with Garrett Crochet Injury Update
The Chicago Whtie Sox look to be one of the American League's top teams again with the start of the 2022 MLB season less than a week away. Unfortunately, they could be without one of their relievers to begin the season.
Southpaw Garrett Crochet exited Thursday's Cactus League contest against the Cincinnati Reds with an "arm-related" injury. While a diagnosis hasn't been made officially, the news will likely worry White Sox fans until they're sure of what's going on.
Garrett Crochet Injury Update
The 22-year-old left Thursday's game after pitching just one-third of the eighth inning. He struck out the first batter he faced, Sebastian Almonte, before exiting the game.
Crochet earned a spot in the White Sox bullpen last season, tallying 54.1 innings pitched over 54 appearances. He finished with a 3-5 record, 2.82 ERA with 10.8 strikeouts per nine IP. Needless to say, it's easy to see how his presence will be missed if he's forced to miss time.
Chicago's bullpen was important to its success in 2021, recording a 3.97 ERA — tied for 10th-best in the MLB. Garrett usually handles late-innings work, so time will tell who'll assume that role until his return.
There's a lot of pressure on the White Sox to succeed this season, making a healthy bullpen crucial to their success. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently giving them +1000 odds (T-No. 3) to win the 2022 World Series.
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