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Yankees’ Pitcher Carlos Rodon Comes Down Hard On White Sox, Says “I Took It Personally”

New York Yankees pitcher, Carlos Rodon, spoke about his time with the Chicago White Sox and revealed his emotions after being non-tendered by the team.

Carlos Rodon spent a significant time with the White Sox before signing with the San Francisco Giants. Moreover, after one whole season, Rodon parted ways with the Giants and signed with its arch-rival team, New York Yankees. He signed a six-year deal worth $162 million. However, the pitcher will have to wait for his debut as he is sidelined due to a left forearm injury.


Meanwhile, Carlos Rodon gave an explosive interview wherein he spoke about his time with the White Sox. Notably, the White Sox non-tendered Rodon in 2021 due to the pitcher’s persistent injury concerns. Hence, Rodon decided to move on and tied up with one of the most successful franchises of the MLB. Recalling his time in Chicago, Rodon did not have much of great memories to share.

Carlos Rodon Reveals Being Hurt By White Sox’s Decision To Relive Him From The Contract

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Carlos Rodon (New York Yankees) Kim Klement | USA TODAY Sports

Left-hand pitcher, Carlos Rodon, drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2014, played for them for six seasons before signing with the New York Yankees in the off-season. Rodon is known for his electric stuff, but his career has remained largely plagued by injuries. Moreover, he has struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. The Chicago White Sox used the same reason to non-tender his contract in 2021. Recalling the day, the southpaw said he felt extremely hurt by the club’s decision.

Furthermore, Carlos Rodon said he decided to make the White Sox regret their decision and ensure that they miss him widely when he leaves. However, Carlos also stated that he has no hard feelings towards the club as he got some of the biggest learnings of his game from that team. Moving on to this season, Rodon has once again dealt with an injury on his left forearm. Moreover, the Yankees management confirmed his absence from the starting day roster.

“When I got non-tendered (from White Sox), I took it as a slap in my face,” said Carlos Rodon.

Yankees Podcasters Predicts Extreme Injury Scare For Rodon

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Carlos Rodón of the New York Yankees walks around the stadium after a press conference at Yankee Stadium on December 22, 2022, in the Bronx, New York. (New York Yankees/Getty Images)

Carlos Rodon made his much-anticipated spring training debut for the New York Yankees and had a tough outing. However, a few days later, the pitcher strained his left forearm and has been put on an injury list till further notice. This means that he will miss the 2023 MLB season opening day. While the Yanks’ front office has ruled out any major damage, these podcasters believe otherwise.

A couple of podcasters on the Talkin Yanks page stated that for Carlos Rodon, it’s either a comeback in April or a Tommy John surgery and nothing in between. They believe that forearm injuries are scary for pitchers and can also be very tricky. On top of that, having dealt with surgery beforehand, Rodon is highly prone to injury. A Tommy John surgery is something Rodon needs to avoid at any cost, as it will put an end to his first season with the Yankees.