We received some good news, and some bad news on Wednesday morning.
After a dominant rehab stint in Triple-A, Garrett Crochet is now healthy enough to rejoin the White Sox bullpen. Unfortunately, the corresponding move was to place Gregory Santos on the IL with right elbow inflammation.
Crochet has battled the injury bug for most of the 2023 season. After missing all of 2022 while recovering from Tommy John Surgery, Crochet has only logged 10 innings for the major league ball club this season while dealing with shoulder issues. Even when he was healthy, he did not look like his old self, walking more batters than he struck out. In his most recent rehab stint, however, he looked like his old dominant self. In just four innings, he struck out 10, allowed only one hit, and didn’t give up a single walk. A healthy Crochet could be a big part of the White Sox bullpen in the 2024 season.
Santos last pitched on September 16th, where he gave up four runs (three earned) while failing to strike out a batter in one inning against the twins. This issue with his elbow could explain the struggles he faced in that game. While elbow injuries for a pitcher are always alarming, hopefully, this is more of a precautionary IL stint than anything.
As more information comes out, we will keep you updated with the latest news.
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