Chicago White Sox place pitcher Michael Kopech (hamstring) on IL

May 14, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech (34) delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of the second game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox placed Michael Kopech on the 10-day injured list and recalled fellow right-hander Jimmy Lambert from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday.

Lambert will serve as the 27th player for Monday’s doubleheader against the host Cleveland Indians. He is scheduled to start the nightcap.

The move for Kopech is retroactive to Friday. Kopech is nursing a strained left hamstring, however he has been on the bereavement list from Thursday through Sunday.

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Kopech, 25, owns a 2-0 record with a 1.72 ERA in 14 games (three starts) this season.

The hard-throwing Kopech was a cornerstone of the trade with Boston that sent Chris Sale to the Red Sox following the 2016 season. He started four games for the White Sox in 2018, posting a 1-1 record and a 5.02 ERA, and missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in September 2018.

Lambert, 26, has registered a 7.71 ERA without recording a decision in five starts with Charlotte this season.

Lambert made his first two career appearances with the White Sox last season. He allowed two hits and struck out two over two innings before going on the injured list with a right forearm strain.

–Field Level Media