White Sox injuries and roster moves

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Check back throughout the offseason for updates on the White Sox injuries and roster moves. A reminder: Players on the 60-day injured list must be added back to the 40-man roster after the World Series.



10-day and 15-day IL

RHP (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return: 2024
The White Sox decided to shut Santos down for precautionary reasons after he reported discomfort in his right elbow. Manager Pedro Grifol said Sept. 20 that the severity of the injury was not yet clear, but that Santos would undergo further testing in subsequent days to better gauge the extent of the issue.  

A bright spot amid a dismal year for the White Sox relief corps, the 24-year-old Santos made the club out of Spring Training and finished the year as Chicago’s closer, pitching to a 3.39 ERA with five saves and 66 strikeouts in 60 appearances in 2023. (Last updated: Sept. 20)

60-day IL

RHP (right ankle inflammation)
Expected return: 2024
Lambert battled some ankle discomfort for a while, according to manager Pedro Grifol. The righty is 2-3 with a 5.26 ERA and one save in 35 games (one start) this season.

"It's something we want to address now, Grifol said. "It's on the turn [of his windup], not on the push-off."

He was transferred to the 60-day injured list on Sept. 26. (Last updated: Sept. 26)

INF (right shoulder inflammation)
Expected return: 2024
Gonzalez, 26, had surgery to repair a labrum tear in his right shoulder over the All-Star break. It was an injury dating back to college. He will be ready and healthy for the start of Spring Training. (Last updated: Aug. 11)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2025
Chicago announced Hendriks' surgery prior to a game against the Rangers on Aug. 2. His recovery time is listed at 12-14 months, which could mean the end of his tenure with the club. The White Sox have a $15 million option on him for 2024; if they decline it, it will instead be paid out in 10 installments of $1.5 million through '33. (Last updated: Aug. 2)

RHP (right forearm strain)
Expected return: 2024
Foster underwent Tommy John surgery on April 19, ending his 2023 campaign.

Prior to the surgery, Foster hadn't pitched since March 5, when he threw a scoreless inning against the Dodgers during Spring Training. (Last updated: April 21)