Last week, Eloy Jimenez had Chicago White Sox fans excited because of a big Instagram story that suggested he was close to returning. They need him back badly because he is one of the elite power hitters in the game right now.
He became even more missed when Luis Robert went down with an injury. Missing both of those guys is a tough obstacle to overcome but the Sox have done okay at it so far. Most teams in the league would struggle when missing two players of that caliber.
Luis Robert of the Chicago White Sox might have hinted that his injury is getting better.
Now, just a few days later, Luis Robert made an Instagram story that should excite fans as well. He might not come back as soon as Eloy Jimenez but he might be back in time to make an impact this season. According to his post, he is off his crutches. That is great news because he already avoided surgery on his hip which is a big key to him coming back healthy this season.
The White Sox needs a player like Robert. He is a five-tool player that is good at everything. He was just starting to really heat up when he went down too which made it even worse. Until he gets back, the team just needs to tread water.
While Robert is out, players like Tim Anderson, Jose Abreu, Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, and Yermin Mercedes amongst others need to step up to the plate. When he and Jimenez return, this lineup is good enough to win the World Series. That is why both of these guys posting on Instagram like this is good news. Each of them feels good about where they are in their rehab journey which is incredibly important.
Before going down, Luis Robert was slashing .316/.359/.463/ for an OPS of .822. Those numbers are very good for a player who has about three months of MLB experience under his belt. He only has 8 RBIs, 11 runs scored, and one home run so his power numbers aren’t there yet. Once he starts to mash for power more often, people will see that he is one of the best hitters in the world.
On top of being an incredible defender. He has elite speed which is something we need to hope returns when he comes back from injury. Seeing him make a post like this where he is clearly in a good spot is wonderful news and hopefully, he is back sooner than later.