White Sox expect Lynn to miss at least 4 weeks with knee injury

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Another day, another injury for the Chicago White Sox pitching staff.

Right-hander Lance Lynn is expected to miss at least four weeks after suffering a slight tendon tear in his knee, general manager Rick Hahn announced Sunday, according to The Athletic's James Fegan.

Lynn will travel to Chicago to undergo a procedure Tuesday.

The 34-year-old is coming off a great season in which he finished third in AL Cy Young voting. He posted a 2.69 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 176 strikeouts over 157 innings.

Vince Velasquez is a candidate to slide into the rotation in Lynn's absence. The right-hander signed with the White Sox in the offseason after splitting 2021 between the San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies.

Chicago is already down two pitchers to start the season as Garrett Crochet is set to undergo Tommy John surgery and Joe Kelly is dealing with a biceps strain. The White Sox also traded reliever Craig Kimbrel to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday for AJ Pollock.

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White Sox expect Lynn to miss at least 4 weeks with knee injury
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