White Sox prospect has another injury setback after his hot start to this season. Latest injury shouldn’t be too serious however as he is listed day-to-day.
The Chicago White Sox can ill-afford another injury to a top prospect this season. Unfortunately, another injury has indeed occurred to a White Sox prospect. Luis Robert, who has been off to a hot start with High-A Winston-Salem has suffered another injury setback.
In game two of the Dash’s doubleheader against the Potomac Nationals this past Saturday night, Robert was taken out of the game after just one at-bat as a designated hitter. It would be later discovered that Robert had suffered a left hand contusion according to Bruce Levine. He’s currently listed as day-to-day.
The injury for Robert isn’t good news however as his progression through the White Sox farm system has already been derailed by other past injuries. Through 15 games this season with the Dash, Robert owns an impressive .475/.530/.915 slash line with six home runs, four doubles, two triples, and 18 RBIs.
Hopefully, Robert can return to action soon as he appears to be in line for a promotion to Double-A. However, his injury history has to cause some concern for the White Sox front office. Since signing as an International free agent in 2017, Robert has appeared in just 93 career games in the minors. 2019 is a very important year for Robert and he will need to appear in many more games than he has before in a single season to continue to be on track for a potential major league promotion in 2020.
On Sunday, the Dash were defeated 7-1 by the Potomac Nationals without Robert. Nick Madrigal went 1-for-3 at the plate with one RBI. Although the Dash lost on Sunday, the Charlotte Knights of Triple-A had an offensive explosion against the Norfolk Tides. The Knights would rout the Tides 14-3 to improve their record to 12-6 on the season.
The Birmingham Barons of Double-A was able to get back to winning baseball on Sunday with a 10-4 win over the Jackson Generals. Joel Booker, Laz Rivera, Gavin Sheets, and Micker Adolfo each collected two hits at the plate in Birmingham’s series-opening win. Blake Rutherford and Mitch Roman were the only two Barons starters to go hitless on Sunday afternoon.
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