Chicago White Sox activate starting pitcher Lance Lynn from IL

Apr 3, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lance Lynn (33) throws against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox officially reinstated right-hander Lance Lynn from the 10-day injured list Saturday and optioned outfielder Luis Gonzalez to their alternate training site.

The 33-year-old Lynn, in his first season with the White Sox, was placed on the IL retroactive to April 17 with a strained right trapezius. He already was set to start Saturday against the Cleveland Indians before his reinstatement.

Lynn is 1-1 with a 0.92 ERA and one shutout over his first three starts. Before going on the IL, he struck out at least 10 batters with no walks in consecutive games, the first White Sox pitcher to accomplish the feat.

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In 10 seasons, Lynn in 105-72 with a 3.53 ERA in 263 appearances (239 starts) for the St. Louis Cardinals (2011-17), Minnesota Twins (2018), New York Yankees (2018), Texas Rangers (2019-20) and White Sox.

Gonzalez, 25, appeared in one game but did not have an at-bat after he was called up to the White Sox on Tuesday. It was his fourth career game after appearing in three games (two plate appearances) last season.

–Field Level Media