Carlos Rodon returned to the White Sox hoping to claim the fifth spot in the team’s rotation. Rodon has undergone Tommy John surgery, dealt with a laundry list of injuries, and was non-tendered by the team in the offseason. On Wednesday night he tossed the 20th no-hitter in team history as the White Sox disposed of the Indians 8-0 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago.
Rodon’s no-hitter comes less than a year since teammate Lucas Giolitto did the same.
This was the second no-hitter in baseball this year, coming less than a week after Joe Musgrove became the first pitcher in the history of the Padres to do the same.
Rodon was two outs away from baseball’s 24th perfect game when he hit Indians catcher Roberto Perez in the ankle. He was able to prevent any further baserunners finishing the night with 114 pitches which produced a collection of no hits, no walks, and seven strikeouts.
The White Sox made the decision to non-tender Rodon following the 2020 season which saw him pitch in four games and compile a 8.22 ERA. He later returned to the team on a one-year, $3 million deal, to compete for the fifth spot in the rotation.