White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon has left shoulder surgery, out 6-to-8 months

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CHICAGO – He’s looked at as one of the main pieces to the their rebuilding plan for the future. But for the moment, Carlos Rodon will need a bit of time to heal.

After a season marred by injury, the White Sox announced on Thursday that the pitcher underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder in Los Angeles which revealed significant bursitis. Because of the procedure, Rodon is expected to be out 6-to-8 months.

General Manager Rick Hahn said during a news conference on Thursday that he expects Rodon to make a full recovery, with hopes that he’ll return by Opening Day of 2018.

The White Sox’ 2014 1st round pick out of NC State, Rodon missed a significant amount of spring training and the start of the season with bursitis in his left biceps. When he returned, he was just 2-5 with a 4.15 ERA but showed promise with 76 strikeouts in just 12 games.

Since making his debut in 2015, Rodon is 20-21 with a 3.95 ERA with 383 strikeouts.