CHICAGO – Chicago White Sox left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodón has been named American League Player of the Week for the period of April 12-18, his first career weekly honor.
Rodón, 28, threw the 20th no-hitter in White Sox history on April 14 vs. Cleveland. He retired the first 25 batters before losing his perfect-game effort in the ninth inning with a hit-by-pitch, struck out seven and did not issue a walk in his first career shutout. Rodón became the sixth pitcher in major-league history to throw a no-hitter with the only baserunner reaching on a hit-by-pitch, and the first to record a no-hitter within two years of Tommy John surgery (May 15, 2019).
Rodón is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (14.0 IP), 16 strikeouts, a .045 opponents average (2-44) and 0.36 WHIP in two starts this season. He is the first pitcher in American League history to win his first two starts of a season while allowing a total of two hits or less. Rodón is scheduled to start tomorrow’s series opener at Cleveland.
He is the second White Sox player in 2021 to be named AL Player of the Week following Yermín Mercedes earlier this month.