White Sox right-hander Matt Foster underwent Tommy John surgery this week, per Scott Merkin of MLB.com. The righty was placed on the 15-day injured list at the start of the season due to a forearm strain and was transferred to the 60-day last week.
Foster, 28, has spent his entire career with the White Sox thus far, having been selected by them in the 20th round of the 2016 draft. He worked his way up to the majors and debuted in 2020, showing promise that year by posting a 2.20 ERA in 28 2/3 innings. He struck out 28.4% of batters faced while walking 8.3% of them and got grounders on 35.8% of balls in play. He wasn’t quite able to maintain that pace in the two subsequent seasons, however, registering a combined 5.14 ERA in 84 innings with a diminished strikeout rate of 22.3%.
Foster will now be out of action for the remainder of this year and part of 2024 as well, given the typical Tommy John recovery time of 14 to 18 months. He’ll accrue a full year of service time while on the IL all season, which will get him beyond the three-year plateau and qualify him for arbitration for the first time in the coming offseason.
He’s been okay for the White Sox, last year was fine I suppose. See you in 2024 Matt, hopefully he comes back strong.
Yea his ERA dropped from 6.00 in 2021 to 4.40 in 2022. He’ll be sorely missed…
Or, maybe he’ll just be sore…
The way the White Sox are playing it wouldn’t matter if his ERA was 2.50 or 4.50.
So Good News-Bad News again for the Sox. Good-Hendriks, Bad-Foster. The beat goes on.
It is good news that Liam’s cancer is in remission and will hopefully be back in the bullpen soon. I say in the bullpen because he probably won’t get many chances for saves.
Off topic: so now the Sox are playing TB. Is TB ever going to play a team over .500?
No, when Peter Bendix found the magic lamp in January while beach combing with a metal detector near Ft Myers, his first wish was to play nothing but sun .500 teams for at least the first month – whole season if possible. So far the genie is holding up his end of the bargain.
Gritty pitcher I hope it works for him.
No reason to panic SOX on track to go
56-106. Yeah it’s over by 6/1/23. 17 tough games next 30 days. Dump TA , Moncada, while you can get good players when they get back. There is no team chemistry with them so why keep them.
Franco22: I like both players. TA has gone down as far as defense goes, but he can hit. Moncada is a great fielder and he started hitting again after a 0-for-8 start for Team Cuba. But there’s no way Reinsdorf is going to pay either one of them what they deserve.
Pay them what they deserve ? Moncada is due to make 24 million next year . And he can’t stay on the field. And when he does, he doesn’t produce. Or hasn’t since 2019. You’re an idiot
Fair enough avenger so why keep them if you feel that way. If the team can’t win with them maybe an exchange of players can help everyone win. It’s a team sport I’m going to be excited watching Burger play more games and hit 30 plus homers he wants to play bad.
Blech, just when I think the Sox cannot do worse, they challenge that assertion… Lopez giving up 3 runs in the 9th to lose vs the Rays.. Good grief, this team has no heart and it screams this every time they take the field. Grifol is also just the wrong guy to be managing this squad (if any squad). I mean when I hear him its like he is giving out participation awards after games. I guess its closing in quickly for another 5 year rebuild, but at least the last time the Sox had players someone would want. This should be the straw that breaks the back and getting Hahn fired.. Sorry, I temporarily forgot the org Im talking about, he’ll be promoted to a lesser role, ala KW.
I’m sorry, but every time I think of Reynaldo Lopez I hear Steve Stone referring to him as “Lopie”. Correct me if I’m wrong, but Lopez has been in the org quite a while in many different incarnations, and none of them have really worked out.
Granting extensions early on helps SOX move TA, Moncada will be a bit tougher.
Burger coming in and showing he is a big league 3B helps SOX move Moncada to 2B or to another team for good young players. Colas getting good experience with a very good outfield. Get rid of the chemistry killers. If they give Moncada 3B back and deny Burger playing experience the SOX are done for the season. The rebuild continues yes horrible loss to Rays last night. Fire KW and Hahn start there what are Epstein and Madden doing now.