Chicago White Sox

Sox pitcher Kopech throws for first time since surgery

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech throws to a Boston Red Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech throws to a Boston Red Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO – White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech is throwing again after the touted prospect had Tommy John surgery in September.

The team said Kopech had his first throwing session since the operation on Tuesday at the team’s spring training facility in Arizona.

The 22-year-old Kopech said in a video sent out by the team that it’s the “first little hurdle to jump” as he works his way back.

Kopech will miss the upcoming season after making four starts for the White Sox last year. He is expected to be ready for spring training in 2020.

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