Giolito tossed one inning in Friday's spring game against the Cubs, Doug Padilla of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Giolito, who has been brought along slowly this spring due to a strained chest muscle, threw 20 pitches in his Cactus League debut, then added another 10 in the bullpen. "I felt great physically," Giolito said. "I wasn't going to go out there and step on the gas 100 percent as far as body-intensity-wise. I was pitching with intensity, but the big thing was kind of feeling things out and making sure I was controlling myself as the game sped up, which I thought I did a pretty good job of." He should get another three starts and is still lined up as Chicago's Opening Day starter March 26, at home against Kansas City.
Giolito (chest) is starting Friday's Cactus League game versus the Cubs, LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The 25-year-old was listed as Friday's expected starter, and he's now confirmed for his spring debut after battling a strained chest muscle over the past few weeks. Giolito should have plenty of time to get stretched out over a few more starts in his preparations for Opening Day.
Giolito (chest) will make his spring debut Friday against the Cubs, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Giolito has been dealing with a strained chest muscle since early in camp. He's been brought along gradually, but his readiness for Opening Day never appeared to be seriously threatened. Assuming Friday's outing goes smoothly, he'll still have time to make a few more starts before the regular season begins.
Giolito (chest) threw a 30-pitch live batting practice session Sunday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The White Sox have brought Giolito along at a measured pace but never expressed doubt he'd be ready for Opening Day. Manager Rick Renteria didn't offer a date for when Giolito will face batters in game action, but he acknowledged that it won't be too much longer, perhaps as early as this week.
Giolito (chest) could make his Cactus League debut later this week, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Giolito has been recovering from a strained muscle in his rib cage area in the early parts of spring training, but his return to game action appears to be on the horizon. The 25-year-old has thrown live batting practice and multiple bullpen sessions, so he appears clear of any significant hurdles for his spring training debut.
Giolito (chest) completed his third bullpen session of the spring Thursday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Giolito came out of the workout feeling positive about his health and said he expects his next throwing session to be a live batting practice session. If Giolito experiences no issues while facing hitters, he could advance to pitching in a simulated game or Cactus League game, likely at some point during the upcoming week. Coming off a breakout 2019 campaign, Giolito still looks like he'll have enough time to prove his health this spring and keep himself in line for the White Sox's Opening Day starting assignment.
Giolito (chest) threw his second bullpen session of the spring Tuesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Giolito was able to incorporate sliders and curveballs during this session, a sign that the team's ace is moving in the right direction. The right-hander has another session scheduled for Friday. The White Sox are more focused on having a full healthy Giolito than allotting him a set amount of spring starts, but manager Rick Renteria stressed the importance of having him face batters in the Cactus League before the regular season commences.
Giolito (chest) said he felt "100 percent" after completing a bullpen session Saturday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander is off to a late start in spring training due to a strained chest muscle, but he was able to mix in his off-speed pitches with no issues Saturday. Giolito never expressed any concern about his potential availability for Opening Day, and live batting practice could be up next this week following the successful bullpen.
Giolito (chest) said he felt good while throwing off flat ground from 150 feet Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. He expects to progress to mound work by the end of the week.
Giolito will be behind his fellow rotation mates after he reported to camp last week with a strained chest muscle, but the right-hander has no doubts about his availability for the March 26 season opener. The fact that he's still able to do some throwing supports that sentiment, and his progression to a bullpen session will represent another step forward in the recovery process. Assuming Giolito's chest provides no further complications as he advances through his rehab, he should be ready to make his Cactus League debut by the end of the month or in the first week of March.
Giolito is "zero percent" concerned about his rib cage strain and threw from 120 feet without issues Wednesday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Giolito is expected to miss the first few spring training games due to the issue, but it doesn't appear as though he'll miss any regular-season games. The 25-year-old will be looking to build upon a breakout 2019 campaign which saw him slash his ERA from 6.13 to 3.41.
Giolito is dealing with a strained muscle in his rib cage area and is expected to miss the first week of Cactus League action, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Giolito made a pair of brief trips to the injured list during his breakout 2019 campaign, first for a hamstring strain in April and subsequently for a lat strain in September, the latter ending his season prematurely. The lat issue doesn't appear to have carried over into this season, but he's now dealing with a new problem. The rib cage strain isn't expected to affect his availability for Opening Day, but it is nonetheless something to monitor.
Giolito (lat) was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Sept. 14.
It was reported Monday that Giolito would miss the rest of the season, so the move to place him on the injured list was procedural only. The White Sox have no long-term concerns about Giolito's health, so expect him to be good to go for the start of spring training.
Giolito's lat strain is not a long-term concern, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Giolito was shut down for the season with a lat strain Monday, but described the issue as "as mild as it gets." It doesn't sound as though his offseason program will be significantly affected.
Giolito won't pitch again this season after being diagnosed with a mild lat strain, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Giolito evidently picked up the injury during his last start Thursday against Kansas City, and as a result, he'll be shut down for the last few weeks of the 2019 campaign. Ross Detwiler will start for Giolito on Tuesday in Minnesota.
Giolito (14-9) allowed five earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out 12 across six innings to take the loss Thursday against the Royals.
Giolito surrendered only two runs through five innings but allowed the first two batters he faced to reach base in the sixth inning. He then coughed up a three-run homer to sour his performance. Positively, he still racked up 12 strikeouts and let only six hitters reach base. Even with his failure to limit runs in this start, Giolito has allowed two or fewer earned runs in six of his last seven outings. For the season, he owns a 3.41 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 228 strikeouts across 176.2 innings. He's scheduled to take the ball next on Tuesday at Minnesota.
Giolito allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out six over seven innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Friday.
Giolito did his part, leaving with the White Sox up, 4-2, but Aaron Bummer and Alex Colome gave up home runs, negating what would have been the right-hander's 15th win in a season that has put him in the mix for a Cy Young. He'll next take the mound Thursday at home against Kansas City.
Giolito (14-8) yielded four runs on four hits and a walk over six innings Sunday, striking out seven batters and taking the loss against Atlanta.
Giolito was terrorized by Freddie Freeman, giving up a pair of two-run homers to the Braves slugger. On the bright side, he retired 14 straight batters after allowing the first long ball. The 25-year-old owns a 3.30 ERA and 210:55 K:BB. He'll face the Angels at home Friday.
Giolito (14-7) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out nine to pick up the loss against the Twins on Tuesday.
Giolito pitched well against an opponent that is familiar to him -- Minnesota tagged him for seven runs in loss July 25 -- but he got little support from his mates. This was his sixth straight quality start (2.25 ERA, 62 strikeouts, 40 innings) following a rough four-start stretch (7.06 ERA) that would have likely torpedoed the right-hander's season last year. Giolito dropped his season ERA to 3.20, fifth in the AL, and will next take the hill on the road Sunday against the Braves.
Giolito (14-6) allowed three hits and no walks while striking out 12 to turn in a complete-game shutout and earn the win Wednesday against the Twins.
As his line suggests, Giolito dominated the Twins to turn in his second complete-game shutout of the season. This wasn't an isolated effort, however, as he now has double-digit strikeouts in each of his past three starts and has seven or more whiffs in seven consecutive outings. In the midst of a breakout campaign, Giolito has a 3.20 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 194 strikeouts across 151.2 innings for the season. He'll look to keep things going in his next start, currently scheduled for Tuesday in a rematch against the Twins.
Giolito (13-6) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over six innings, striking out 11 and earning the win versus the Angels on Friday.
Giolito left the game with a 3-2 lead after the solid pitching performance, and an eighth-inning grand slam by James McCann secured the victory. Giolito recorded double-digit strikeouts for the second consecutive game and fourth time overall this year. He has now allowed three runs or fewer in six of his seven starts since the All-Star break. The right-hander owns a 3.41 ERA and 182:51 K:BB through 142.2 innings this season, and he lines up next to face the Rangers on Thursday.
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