Strained trapezius lands White Sox righty Lance Lynn on injured listDaryl Van Schouwenon April 18, 2021 at 8:26 pm

White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn throws against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Thursday, April 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) | AP Photos

The White Sox placed right-hander Lance Lynn on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to April 17) with a strained right trapezius.

BOSTON — The White Sox placed right-hander Lance Lynn on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to April 17) on Sunday with a strained right trapezius.

Lynn, 33, is 1-1 with a 0.92 ERA including a complete game shutout with 27 strikeouts and a 0.92 WHIP in three starts this season.

The Sox made the announcement between games of their split doubleheader with the Red Sox Sunday at Fenway Park. Before then, there was no indication that Lynn was hurt.

The Sox defeated the Red Sox 3-2 and announced that Michael Kopech would start in Game 2, although probably limited to three innings in the seven-inning game.

The trapezius is a large paired muscle extending over the back of the neck and shoulders and moving the head and shoulder blade.

Right-handed reliever Zack Burdi was recalled from the Schaumburg training facility.

Lynn’s next scheduled start was Wednesday at Cleveland.

Lynn, acquired in an offseason trade for Dane Dunning, has struck out 10-plus batters with zero walks in back-to-back starts, the first Sox pitcher to do so. He did not allow an earned run over his first 18 23 innings, the longest such streak to begin a season by a White Sox starter since Wilbur Wood went 21 innings in 1976.

Burdi, 26, was on the active roster on Wednesday and Thursday but did not pitch before being optioned to Schaumburg on Friday.

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