Luis Robert out with knee injury. The White Sox third-ranked prospect injured his knee during a Dominican Summer League game.
Luis Robert has been out of action since injuring his knee on Tuesday. The Chicago White Sox third-ranked prospect injured his left knee while stealing home plate during a Dominican Summer League contest. He is also the No. 23 prospect overall according to MLBPipeline. Robert underwent an MRI that revealed a meniscus problem. Although it is minor, he will receive treatment and be inactive for at least a week.
Robert is hitting .255 with one home run, four RBIs and eight stolen bases in 17 games. The 19-year-old agreed to terms with the White Sox on a minor-league deal with a $26 million signing bonus on May 26. Robert came to the club as the top international prospect during this year’s signing period.
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This injury should just amount to a minor setback for Robert. He is playing pretty well since joining the White Sox. The injury is unfortunate, but it doesn’t seem to be serious by any stretch. He should just need a week to get rid of the soreness and he’ll be back.
His play has been pretty impressive. We haven’t really seen him do much with his power but he’s definitely showing his speed. Eight stolen bases in 17 games is pretty impressive. It should be fun to see how this translates to the big leagues.
Signing Robert was somewhat of a risk for Rick Hahn and company. Once it’s all said and done, the White Sox will have paid well over $26 million including a tax penalty for his services. But it’s the type of bold move that gets the fan base excited. Robert was the cherry on top of a great offseason for the organization. If he develops the way everyone thinks he will, the White Sox will another stud on their hands. Add him to the rest of the talent in the minors and this team has a bright future ahead.