Michael Kopech will not participate in the 2020 season, the White Sox announced Friday.
“Michael Kopech has informed us of his decision to not participate in the 2020 season," reads the statement from White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. "We recognize that reaching this decision is incredibly difficult for any competitive athlete, and our organization is understanding and supportive. We will work with Michael to assure his development continues throughout 2020, and we look forward to welcoming him back into our clubhouse for the 2021 season." Kopech was in the hunt for a starting rotation spot this year in Chicago after sitting out all of 2019 following Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The 24-year-old could line up as a post-hype fantasy sleeper for 2021 after consecutive lost seasons. Jul 10 6:02 pm (EST)
- White Sox manager Rick Renteria declined to offer an updated timetable Wednesday on the pending arrival of Michael Kopech.
- Michael Kopech is not in White Sox summer camp as he tends to a personal matter.
- White Sox general manager Rick Han told reporters on Thursday that he believes Michael Kopech can make a "significant impact" in 2020. All Michael Kopech (R) News
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