The Chicago White Sox were dealt a big blow on Monday after it was revealed that Carlos Rodon will undergo season-ending Tommy John Surgery to repair elbow damage.
Rodon, a key member of the White Sox rotation, will miss the rest of the 2019 season and a large chunk of the 2020 season as well.
This UCL surgery will be the second major surgery in the lefty’s young career after he underwent a shoulder procedure in 2017 which caused him to miss the majority of that campaign.
Rodon reportedly suffered the injury on May 1st in a start against the Baltimore Orioles.
The North Carolina State alum’s injury isn’t good news for the team despite his slow start this season. Rodon will finish the 2019 season with an elevated 5.19 ERA despite a 3-2 record.
Rodon, who is now 26, has had a solid career since being drafted third overall in the 2014 Draft.
He has compiled a 4.08 ERA in 90 career starts, racking up 519 strikeouts in 529 career innings.
The South Siders will now have to look for a replacement in the meantime while they wait for their lefty to recover.