The White Sox said earlier this month that they wouldn't rule out shoulder surgery for injured starting pitcher Carlos Rodon.
On Thursday, White Sox GM Rick Hahn revealed that the White Sox choose surgery as the course of action for Rodon's ailing shoulder.
Hahn told the media before Thursday's final home game of the 2017 season that Rodon's underwent arthroscopic surgery.
Carlos Rodon had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday. #WhiteSox— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesMLB) September 28, 2017
Significant bursitis was discovered. But biceps and labrum were fine. #WhiteSox give general timeframe of 6-8 months.— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesMLB) September 28, 2017
The White Sox expect a 6-to-8 month recovery for Rodon and he could miss time during the 2018 season.
The 24-year-old Rodon landed on the 10-day disabled list on Sept 8. after getting scratched from a scheduled start against the Cleveland Indians with stiffness in his shoulder.
Before the surgery, Rodon vowed that he would be ready to pitch in 2018.
“I just know that I’ll be ready for next season,” Rodon said on Sept. 23. “The goal is to be ready for next year and be healthy through all of next season.”
Rodon made 12 starts in an injury-riddled 2017 season, going 2-5 with a 4.15 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 69.1 innings.