White Sox’s Kopech leaves game after 13 pitcheson June 13, 2022 at 12:05 am

Chicago White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech exited Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers with an injury after throwing just 13 pitches in the first inning.

Kopech, who is 2-2 with a 1.94 ERA, was checked on by the training staff with a full count and two outs against Adolis Garcia. He threw a warm-up pitch before spiking the baseball in frustration and walking to the dugout to applause from the fans.

The White Sox provided no immediate word on the injury.

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Reynaldo Lopez replaced Kopech and struck out Garcia. Lopez threw two scoreless innings as an opener Friday when the White Sox beat the Rangers 8-3.

Left fielder AJ Pollock robbed Marcus Semien of an extra-base hit with a leaping grab for the first out. Kopech then got Corey Seager to ground out.

Chicago has seven players on the injured list after placing left-handed reliever Aaron Bummer on the IL before Sunday’s game. Bummer, whose move was retroactive to Thursday, has a 3.06 ERA in 20 appearances this season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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