White Sox Lance Lynn set for potential final rehab start – NBC Chicago

White Sox hoping for Lynn’s return around the corner originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Lance Lynn will take the mound for the Charlotte Knights on Wednesday.

Next stop, Chicago?

“Hopefully,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said of the possibility that Wednesday could be Lynn’s final start on her rehab mission.

“I learned that it is dangerous to assume,” added La Russa. “I know he’s going to take it. I hope it comes out with flying colors and they do a review.

Lynn has yet to pitch for the White Sox this season after undergoing right knee surgery in April. He started rehab with Charlotte 10 days ago and has made two starts so far, throwing three shutout innings and four innings of four-hit and three-run batting.

General manager Rick Hahn said Tuesday the goal is for Lynn to pitch five innings and about 70 to 80 pitches on Wednesday. The White Sox will wait to see how he physically comes out of the start before determining his next steps.

“If his arm and leg feel good, then he’ll be here next week,” La Russa said. “Otherwise, we’ll give him another one.”

Lynn’s return should be a big boost to the rotation of the White Sox, which entered baseball Wednesday 16 with a 4.02 ERA.

Lynn, a 2021 All-Star who finished third in AL Cy Young voting, went 11-6 with a 2.69 ERA and 1.070 WHIP in 28 starts in his first season on the South Side.

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