Injuries & Moves: Soroka exits with right shoulder soreness

July 14th, 2024


July 14: RHP exits early from relief outing with right shoulder soreness
The right-handed hurler replaced opener Jared Shuster with two outs in the third and recorded the final out during what was scheduled as a bullpen day on Sunday in the team's first-half finale against the Pirates. He threw one pitch out of the zone to Jack Suwinski to start the third and signaled for the training staff. Soroka left with right shoulder soreness and will undergo further evaluations, per the White Sox. Chad Kuhl replaced Soroka.


RHP (right elbow inflammation, neck stiffness)
Expected return:
After the All-Star break
Clevinger made two rehab starts with Triple-A Charlotte, but was recalled from his rehab assignment on June 26 with neck stiffness. Clevinger was set to make a rehab start for Charlotte on July 6, with a focus on returning to the White Sox the following week, but the game was rained out. Clevinger struck out five over 2 2/3 innings during an rehab start for Charlotte on July 9.

The right-hander threw a bullpen on July 12 in Chicago, and then will throw again for Charlotte on July 14. The team will see how he recovers on July 15 and go from there.

"We’re still a ways away from him taking the ball and going six innings," said manager Pedro Grifol. "But that doesn’t mean that we can’t use him in another way, and kind of build him up here as we move forward. The [All-Star] break's coming now, so we’ve got some time. We’re going to keep him going and keep building him, and we’ll see where we go from there." (Last updated: July 12)


3B (left adductor strain)
Expected return: End of July
Moncada finished 4-for-7 with two RBIs and a walk during his first two rehab games for the Arizona Complex League White Sox, starting as the designated hitter on July 9 and at third base on July 11.

"If everything goes right, we’re looking at him probably at the end of [or] close to the end of July, right around there," manager Pedro Grifol said. "But he’s going to start DH'ing first, and we’ll see how it goes."

Moncada was running to first on a grounder on April 9 when he doubled over in pain, and had to be helped off the field. He was placed on the IL the next day. (Last updated: July 12)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
Second half of 2024
Foster missed the entire 2023 season due to Tommy John surgery after he had the procedure on April 19 of last year. He was placed on the 60-day IL on Feb. 23, 2024. He was recalled from his rehab assignment due to a back strain, but will most likely restart his rehab after the All-Star break. (Last updated: July 10)

RHP (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return:
End of July
Leone had a little inflammation in his right elbow at the outset of this injury. His absence was not expected to be an extended one, but he was moved to the 60-day IL on June 11. (Last updated: June 14)

C (left hip inflammation)
Expected return: 2025
Stassi underwent a season-ending left hip surfacing procedure on June 7 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training in 2025. “I really like Stassi,” manager Pedro Grifol said. “I thought his veteran presence was going to be good for us.” (Last updated: June 10)

RHP (right rotator cuff strain)
Expected return: TBD
Lambert visited Dr. Neal ElAttrache during Spring Training for a second opinion on his shoulder and was able to avoid surgery. He said something was there, but they had a program in place to try to treat it. He was placed on the 60-day IL on March 28. (Last updated: March 28)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: Early to mid-2025
Scholtens was scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn ulnar cruciate ligament in his right elbow on March 1 and is expected to miss the season.

He was placed on the 60-day IL on Feb. 27 to make room for Bailey Horn, acquired from the Cubs. Scholtens was 1-9 with a 5.29 ERA in 26 appearances (11 starts) last season. (Last updated: Feb. 27)