Kopech (elbow) has increased his throwing distance to 75 feet, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. Kopech continues to make steady progress in his return from Tommy John surgery, though he's still not expected to return at any point this year. He underwent the procedure in September, which should give him time to be ready to take part in spring training of 2020.
Kopech (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Monday. The transaction has no impact on Kopech's return timeline, as he's not expected to return at any point this season while he recovers from Tommy John surgery. The move allows the White Sox to add Josh Osich to the roster after he was claimed off waivers from Baltimore.
Kopech (elbow) threw Tuesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Kopech underwent the procedure in September after making just four starts in his rookie season. It's certainly a positive that he's already resumed throwing, but there's no expectation that he'll be back in game action at any point this season, given that recovery from the surgery typically takes over 12 months.
Kopech underwent successful Tommy John surgery Tuesday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Chicago's statement says that "Kopech is expected to make a full recovery in time to fully participate at spring training prior to the 2020 season," so it doesn't sound as though the White Sox have any thought of trying to get him back at the end of next season, which would have been a long shot at best.
Kopech (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Saturday. The move officially ends Kopech's 2018 season as he potentially faces Tommy John surgery. The surgery has not officially been announced as the 22-year-old seeks a second opinion prior to going under the knife.
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