BC-BBA--White Sox Injuries
CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodon and Nate Jones will miss the rest of the season with arm injuries, leaving the rebuilding Chicago White Sox without two key pitchers.
Rodon is scheduled for elbow-ligament replacement surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles. The left-hander was selected by Chicago with the No. 3 pick in the 2014 amateur draft, but his career has been hampered by injuries.
Jones had surgery Monday to repair a flexor mass tear in his right forearm. The 33-year-old has struggled with injuries since he had a 2.29 ERA in 71 appearances in 2016.
While Rodon and Jones have been ruled out for the year, top prospect Eloy Jimenez could return to the White Sox before they go out on a seven-game trip next week. General manager Rick Hahn says Jimenez will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old Jimenez sprained his right ankle when he crashed into the wall in left trying to make a play during a 12-11 victory over Detroit on April 26.