Lynn heads to injured list with strained trap

April 19th, 2021

BOSTON -- The White Sox on Sunday placed right-hander on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to Saturday) with a strained right trapezius and recalled right-hander Zack Burdi from the Schaumburg, Ill., alternate training site prior to Game 2 of their doubleheader against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

"We really believe that he'll miss one start, which should be Wednesday," manager Tony La Russa said.

Lynn, 33, is 1-1 with a 0.92 ERA, 27 strikeouts and a 0.92 WHIP in 19 2/3 innings over three starts this season, his first with the White Sox. He pitched a shutout against the Royals on April 8, and he has struck out 10 or more batters with zero walks in back-to-back starts, the first Sox pitcher to accomplish the feat. Lynn did not allow an earned run over his first 18 2/3 innings, the longest such streak to begin a season by a Chicago starter since Wilbur Wood went 21 innings in 1976, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

Burdi, 26, was on the active roster on Wednesday and Thursday but did not pitch before being optioned to Schaumburg on Friday.