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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
36-30 7-3 L2
39-33 4-6 L1
33-37 4-6 L4
27-43 3-7 W1
26-43 6-4 W1

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 44.1 3 3 4.47 41 15

Top Vince Velasquez News

  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Short outing in return

    Velasquez didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 13-0 romp over the Tigers, giving up only one hit over 2.2 scoreless innings. He struck out three without walking a batter.

    The right-hander was dominant the first time through the Detroit order, but that was about as far as Velasquez was allowed to go in his return from a groin injury that had sidelined him since May 24. Including the game against Boston in which he got hurt, he's tossed 5.2 scoreless, one-hit frames with an 8:1 K:BB over his last two appearances. However, Velasquez's 4.93 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 36:14 K:BB through 38.1 innings on the season are a better reflection of his reliability.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Reinstated prior to start

    Velasquez (groin) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list ahead of Wednesday's start against the Tigers.

    Velasquez hasn't pitched since May 24 due to his left groin strain, but he'll return to the mound to start Wednesday's series finale in Detroit. Over his five outings prior to his absence, the right-hander posted a 4.56 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 23.2 innings. Since Velasquez didn't head out on a minor-league rehab assignment prior to being activated, he may not be capable of giving the White Sox extensive length Wednesday.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: On track to return Wednesday

    Velasquez (groin) is expected to be reinstated from the 15-day injured list to start Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Velasquez has been sidelined since late May due to a left groin strain, but his injury was considered minor, and he'll rejoin the rotation following a relatively minimal stay on the injured list. The right-hander had mixed results prior to his absence, as he posted a 5.30 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 35.2 innings over eight appearances (seven starts) to begin the year.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Injury considered minor

    Velasquez's groin injury appears to be minor, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Although Velasquez landed on the 15-day injured list with a left groin strain Friday, it doesn't appear as though his injury is a significant concern. The right-hander played catch Friday and plans to throw a bullpen session in the coming days. It seems likely that Velasquez will be able to rejoin the White Sox following a relatively minimal IL stint, but it's not yet clear whether a rotation spot will be open since Lance Lynn (knee) is nearing a return.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Placed on 15-day IL

    Velasquez was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left groin strain Friday, retroactive to May 31.

    The 29-year-old was slated to start Friday's game against the Rays, but Davis Martin will step in as the starter after he was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte. It's not yet clear how much time Velasquez will miss, but it's possible he'll take on a bullpen role once he returns to action since Lance Lynn (knee) is closing in on a return.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Reclaims starting role

    Velasquez will start Friday's game against the Rays in Tampa Bay, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Velasquez shifted to the bullpen last week after he turned in an unsightly 5.79 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in his first seven starts of the season, but the White Sox determined he was a better option at the back end of the rotation than Dallas Keuchel, who was recently designated for assignment and released. Lance Lynn (knee) initiated a rehab assignment last weekend and may only need a couple more starts in the minors before he's ready to return from the 60-day injured list and make his season debut, so Velasquez likely won't be in store for a long-term appointment in the rotation if the team's other four starters stay healthy over the next two weeks.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Could rejoin rotation

    General manager Rick Hahn said Saturday that Velasquez could rejoin the rotation after Dallas Keuchel was designated for assignment, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

    Velasquez's first seven appearances of the season came as a starter, but he tossed three relief innings against the Red Sox on Tuesday. Even if the right-hander rejoins the rotation next week, he'll likely return to the bullpen once Lance Lynn (knee) returns from the injured list. Velasquez hasn't been particularly effective early in the season, as he's posted a 5.30 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 35.2 innings over eight appearances (seven starts). Davis Martin is also in the mix to take Keuchel's spot in the rotation.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Appears out of bullpen

    Velasquez allowed one walk and struck out five across three scoreless innings in Tuesday's loss to Boston.

    Velasquez made his first appearance out of the bullpen this season, and he delivered some needed length in the blowout loss. He struggled mightily as a starter earlier in the campaign, particularly in his two most recent outings, when he allowed 11 earned runs across 10 innings. As a result, he has likely lost his grip on a consistent rotation spot, with Johnny Cueto taking over in his place. Even if Velasquez continues to make spot starts for the time being, he is almost certainly headed for a relief role once Lance Lynn (knee) is able to return.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Surrenders four runs

    Velasquez allowed four earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out three across five innings Thursday against Kansas City. He did not factor into the decision.

    Velasquez allowed at least one earned run in each of his first three innings, including a two-run home run to Hunter Dozier. He's been crushed for combined 11 earned runs across his last two starts -- spanning 10 innings. For the season, Velasquez has a 5.79 ERA with a 28:13 K:BB across 32.2 frames.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Hammered for seven runs

    Velasquez (2-3) gave up seven runs on eight hits and three walks in five innings Friday, striking out four and taking a loss against the Yankees.

    Velasquez served up three home runs in the ugly outing, including a two-run blast by Giancarlo Stanton in the first inning. The veteran righty had lowered his ERA to 3.97 after allowing just one run in his previous two starts, but it jumped to 5.53 after Friday's game. He's sporting a 25:12 KBB through 27.2 innings on the year. Velasquez is expected to start in Kansas City next week.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: White Sox-Guardians postponed

    Velasquez and the White Sox won't play against the Guardians on Wednesday after the game was postponed due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests within Cleveland's organization, Scott Merkin of reports.

    Velasquez was slated to make his sixth start of the season Wednesday. The White Sox will likely take increased precautions to make sure their players and staff aren't dealing with COVID-19 cases after playing two games against the Guardians, but it seems likely that Chicago will be able to play its upcoming series against the Yankees. As a result of the postponement, Velasquez is now scheduled to make his next start Friday against the Yankees, per Vinnie Duber of

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Picks up second win

    Velasquez (2-2) gave up one run on three hits and two walks while striking out two in five innings Friday against the Red Sox. He picked up the win.

    He didn't miss many bats in this one, but Velasquez cut his season ERA to 3.97 and still has a respectable 21 strikeouts in 22.2 innings. Lance Lynn (knee) is still at least a couple weeks away from returning, so Velasquez's spot in the rotation should be secure in the short term. He tentatively lines up to face Cleveland next week.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Set to pitch Friday

    Velasquez is listed as the probable starter for Friday's game against the Red Sox.

    Velasquez is coming off his best start of the season after picking up the win Saturday against the Angels with 5.2 scoreless innings. Overall he has a 4.58 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 19:7 K:BB across 17.2 innings this year.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Friday's start postponed

    Velasquez won't start Friday against the Cubs since the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Jesse Rogers of reports.

    The game will be made up via a doubleheader on Saturday, and Velasquez will presumably start one of those contests. Saturday's originally scheduled pitcher, Dallas Keuchel, should start the other game of the twin bill.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Impressive in victory

    Velasquez (1-2) tossed 5.2 scoreless innings and picked up the win in Saturday's victory over the Angels. He allowed four hits and posted a 6:0 K:BB in the game.

    Velasquez was knocked around a bit in his last couple starts, but he was on top of his game Saturday, and he likely would have been out there longer had he not been removed following a lengthy rain delay.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Roughed up by Twins

    Velasquez (0-2) took the loss Saturday, giving up five runs on eight hits and a walk over 3.1 innings as the White Sox were downed 9-2 by the Twins. He struck out six.

    Half of the hits off Velasquez went for extra bases, including homers in the fourth inning by Ryan Jeffers and Byron Buxton that chased the right-hander from the game. While Velasquez does have a decent 22.0 percent strikeout rate through three starts, his 6.75 ERA is well-earned thanks to an 11.9 percent walk rate and 2.25 HR/9. Lucas Giolito (abdomen) is due back Sunday, but Velasquez's stint in the rotation may not be over quite yet with Lance Lynn (knee) still out for another month or more.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Struggles in loss

    Velasquez (0-1) took the loss after allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks in 4.2 innings while striking out five in a 9-3 loss Sunday against the Rays.

    In the four-run first inning, Velasquez walked in two runs and made an error that allowed another run to score. However, the righty calmed down and at one point retired 10 straight batters. The 29-year-old has six walks over 8.2 innings this season after setting a career high with 4.7 walks per nine innings in 2021. His next scheduled start is Friday in Minnesota.

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  • White Sox's Vince Velasquez: Delivers four strong frames

    Velasquez allowed one run on two hits and three walks over four innings during Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Mariners. He had two strikeouts and didn't qualify for the decision.

    The 29-year-old was targeting four innings for his White Sox debut Tuesday, and he covered exactly that with only 62 pitches. Velasquez surrendered a solo homer to Eugenio Suarez during the second inning but otherwise held down Seattle, though he did have some control issues with three walks. It's a strong start to the season for the right-hander, and he should remain a part of Chicago's starting rotation for the foreseeable future with Lance Lynn (knee) and Lucas Giolito (abdomen) on the injured list.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 203 lbs
Birthplace: Montclair, CA
Age: 30
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, R