Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech is headed to the 15-day injured list due to a left knee strain he suffered in Monday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. There’s questions about how healthy Kopech was heading into the start, but he did give it a go. Tanner Banks comes up from Charlotte with Kopech heading to IL.
The #WhiteSox have placed Michael Kopech on the 15-day IL with a left knee strain. Tanner Banks up from Charlotte.— Kevin Powell (@kpowell720) August 23, 2022
This is yet another tough break for the White Sox, who are in the thick of the AL Central division race. Kopech is 4-9 this season with a 3.58 ERA, but he has been much poorer in the second half of the season than the first. The starter carried a 2.78 in his first 14 appearances, with his final 9 carrying an ERA of 4.85.
We’ll see if Banks gets any starts of if the White Sox decide to roll with bullpen games. Chicago is listed at +200 to win the division per DraftKings Sportsbook. The Cleveland Guardians are favored at +100.