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White Sox place pitcher Lucas Giolito, outfielder AJ Pollock on IL

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Apr 8, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA;  Chicago White Sox left fielder AJ Pollock (18) hits an RBI double in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox officially placed right-hander Lucas Giolito and outfielder AJ Pollock on the 10-day injured list Tuesday.

Giolito has an abdominal strain and his designation is retroactive to Saturday. Pollock has a right hamstring strain and his designation is retroactive to Sunday.

Giolito left his Opening Day start Friday after four one-hit innings against the Detroit Tigers, reporting tightness on his left side. He struck out six and left the game with a 3-0 lead, but the Tigers rallied for a 5-4 win.

Giolito, 27, was 11-9 in with a 3.53 ERA in 31 starts last season. He struck out 201 batters in 178 2/3 innings.

Pollock departed Chicago’s 5-2 loss to the Tigers on Saturday after tweaking his hamstring on a third-inning single. He grabbed the back of the leg and Andrew Vaughn came in to replace him.

Pollock is 4-for-7 in his first two games with Chicago. He was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 1 in a trade for closer Craig Kimbrel.

Pollock, 34, is a career .282 hitter with 126 homers and 415 RBIs in 897 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Dodgers and White Sox.

In corresponding transactions, Chicago recalled right-hander Jimmy Lambert and left-hander Anderson Severino from Triple-A Charlotte prior to Tuesday’s home opener against the Seattle Mariners.

–Field Level Media