The Chicago White Sox are in the middle of a first-place season. They believe they can win the World Series with their team once they are fully healthy. They might make another trade or two before the trade deadline but the key is getting really healthy. It sounds like Eloy Jimenez is going to be back sooner than later which is an amazing start. Now, they reported that Luis Robert could be right behind him.
On Wednesday, Luis Robert is going to make his first rehab start with Winston Salem. It is going to be his first one since he was injured back in April. He went down while trying to beat out a run to first base. It was a big loss that a lot of people thought would sink the White Sox this season. They have been bit by the injury bug even more since then which hasn’t made it better.
Luis Robert is one of the team’s best hitters when he is healthy. He has the ability to be a five-tool player and his bat is a big reason why. He can hit for power and contact which helps the team win which is what makes his return the most exciting.
Luis Robert brings so much to the Chicago White Sox when he is healthy.
Another thing that Robert brings is his ability to play defense. He is a Gold Glove-caliber centerfielder which is wildly impressive. He is going to get even better with his bat and glove as time goes on which is scary for the rest of the league. It is going to add so much more to the lineup right when he returns.
The fact that they were able to tread water through these injuries is a testament to the players that were healthy, the front office for not panicking, and Tony La Russa. Now that they are about to get healthy, they could really do something special this year. Luis Robert getting back to baseball games is a big first step. Within the next month, the White Sox are going to be looking good.