White Sox’ Michael Kopech in ‘next phase’ of hamstring recovery

There are still no specifics on when the Chicago White Sox expect to get Michael Kopech back from his hamstring injury.

But according to general manager Rick Hahn, the right-hander is progressing as he continues to recover.

“He’s going to, in the coming days, resume throwing sidelines, bullpens, and possibly have a sim game here in the near future,” Hahn said Thursday. “We want to see how those go first before we decide whether it makes sense for him to go out on a rehab assignment or … we’re able to get enough work done here to be able to just activate him back to the roster.

“So he’s making progress, and that’s the next phase that he’s moving into now.”

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Kopech hasn’t pitched since awkwardly falling on the mound during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 26. He hobbled off the field that day, and after he spent a few days on the bereavement list, the team put him on the injured list with a strained hamstring, an injury that’s afflicted quite a few White Sox players this season, most recently Nick Madrigal, who could miss the remainder of the campaign.

Kopech’s injury has been described as something the team doesn’t believe will be of the long-term variety. Of course, everything’s relative, and just because he didn’t suffer the same fate as Madrigal doesn’t mean that the…

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