White Sox's Clevinger, Hendriks likely out past All-Star break

The Chicago White Sox expect injured right-handers Mike Clevinger and Liam Hendriks to return no sooner than mid-July.

Starter Clevinger went on the 15-day injured list on June 16 because of right biceps inflammation. Reliever Hendriks went on the 15-day IL on June 11 because of right elbow inflammation.

"Oh, I don't think they'll be back before the All-Star break," White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said Sunday in reference to the July 10-13 pause at midseason.

The timetable for Clevinger's recovery is less clear than for Hendriks, a closer.

"[Clevinger is] a starter, you know?" Grifol said. "So, he's not coming back for one inning. We've just gotta make sure, we've gotta build him up. So that one's a little harder to tell."

Clevinger, 32, is 3-4 with a 3.88 ERA, 53 strikeouts and 26 walks in 12 starts over 62⅔ innings during his first season with Chicago.

He has undergone two Tommy John surgeries in his career (2012, 2020), which covers five years with Cleveland (2016-20), 1½ seasons with San Diego (2020, 2022) and the current campaign with Chicago.

Hendriks, 34, is 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA and one save in five appearances since being reinstated from the injured list on May 29.

The veteran right-hander began the season on the injured list while being treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He completed treatment on April 3 and announced he was cancer-free on April 20.

A three-time All-Star, Hendriks is 33-34 with a 3.82 ERA and 116 saves in 476 games (44 starts) with Minnesota (2011-13), Kansas City (2014), Toronto (2014-15), Oakland (2016-20) and the White Sox.