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White Sox GM Chris Getz indicated that Dylan Cease is expected to stay on the roster for the upcoming season. Getz also discussed the roles of Michael Kopech and Garrett Crochet.
Chicago moved Kopech to the bullpen in 2023 after a poor performance as a starter. Crochet has always been a reliever but wants to transition to starting.
Kopech struggled in 2023 with a high ERA and walk rate. However, he showed promise in his first full season as a starting pitcher in 2022. Crochet, on the other hand, has been a successful reliever and is aiming to make the transition to the starting rotation.
Kopech had a minor knee surgery but is expected to be ready for the season. Crochet has never started a game in his MLB career but wants to follow a similar path as Kopech to become a starter.