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Michael Kopech is back to work at White Sox training camp but his 2020 starting point is unknown

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Before you ask: no, we don’t know where Michael Kopech will start the 2020 season.

Logical guesses assume the answer is Triple-A Charlotte, with the White Sox starting five seemingly locked in at Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel, Reynaldo Lopez, Dylan Cease and Gio Gonzalez.

But ask Rick Hahn if Kopech is going to start the season in the minor leagues and you will not get a straight response.

“It's Day 1,” Hahn said Wednesday. “Let's hold off on cutting guys just yet.”

Okay. So, we’ll have to wait before we get a definitive plan for Kopech, who will make his much anticipated return from Tommy John surgery and is still considered one of the best prospects in baseball.