White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon is expected to miss five to six weeks due to left biceps tendinitis, according to GM Rick Hahn (via Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald). That is, of course, as long as Rodon doesn’t suffer any setbacks.
Rodon was scratched from his spring start on March 24 before undergoing an MRI which revealed no structural damage.
Last season, the 24-year-old made 28 starts, finishing with a 4.04 ERA and a 168/64 K/BB ratio in 165 innings.
You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.
The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.
Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.