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White Sox Pitcher Michael Kopech Divorcing TV Star Wife

Jason Schandl
Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech is divorcing TV star wife Vanessa Morgan.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech is divorcing TV star wife Vanessa Morgan. / Ron Vesely/Getty Images
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This has been a rocky summer for Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech. The righty didn't show up to summer camp, despite reports that he was fully recovered from Tommy John surgery, and he eventually opted out of the 2020 MLB season.

Now, only three days after the couple announced that they are expecting a child together, it has been revealed that Kopech has filed for divorce from wife Vanessa Morgan.

The two were only married for five months when Kopech reportedly filed divorce papers on June 19 — also about one month after they learned of Morgan's pregnancy.

Kopech has been with the White Sox organization since 2017, having impressed at both the Double-A and Triple-A level. He only made it through four major league games in 2018 before being shut down (and forced to miss the 2019 season) for Tommy John surgery.

Morgan is best known for her role as Toni Topaz in the CW television show "Riverdale."

That reported date of the divorce being filed was still about a month before it was announced Kopech would opt out for the 2020 season. Hopefully taking some time for himself is just what the 24-year-old needs to be able to come back at full strength for the 2021 MLB season.


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