Things haven’t been great for the Chicago White Sox in the last week. They have had some tough injury luck since the end of spring training and then followed their 6-3 start by being swept by the Cleveland Guardians. It was not pretty.
On Thursday, they lost more than just the final game. They lost Luis Robert to a groin injury late in a game. He was once again trying hard to beat out a ground ball that he had no chance to be safe on. Of course, you like the hustle but you also would like to see him hold up on meaningless plays.
Based on how the last two years have gone with the White Sox in terms of injuries, it was fair to be worried. It sounded like he was going to be out for at least 10 days as a stint on the Injured List seemed inevitable. However, luckily, we got some good news this time instead.
Tony La Russa revealed before the start of the series against the Minnesota Twins that Robert’s x-rays were what they wanted to see and he will be just fine. He admitted that they will hold him back in the Minnesota series and then they have an off day on Monday.
The Chicago White Sox gave good news on Luis Robert ahead of Friday’s game.
Then, he should be back in time to face the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. This home set with the Royals should be the perfect way for him to get back in the lineup and get hot again. He was slumping at the plate a little bit at the plate but we knew he’d break out of it eventually.
He had two hits in the game that he went down which was a great sign. He is the most talented player on the team but everyone slumps in baseball. His slump just came (with a bit of bad luck involved) within the first few weeks of the season.
It is good that it ended before he went down so we didn’t have to sit all weekend thinking about it while he rests. When he returns against the Royals, we can only hope that the White Sox are in a better spot than they were when he left.