News on Luis Robert is less than ideal for the White Sox
The Chicago White Sox are going to be without Luis Robert for a while as he is still experiencing the lightheadedness that he had during the Minnesota Twins series. The stint will be retroactive and the White Sox are hoping to get him back ahead of their series next Friday with the Oakland A’s.
That would mean that Robert misses these four games against the Cleveland Guardians and the two next week against the Colorado Rockies. It would be nice for them to continue playing well while he is away getting better,
He went out of last Friday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins. That came one night after hitting a huge home run to beat the Minnesota Twins at home. In his spot, Adam Engel did very well hitting a huge home run himself in the same game that he came in,
Engel will bat ninth and play centerfield in Robert’s spot in the first game back from the All-Star Game. This isn’t a player that fully replaces Robert as he might be the best player on the team but he can do a serviceable job for six more games.
The Chicago White Sox needs Luis Robert back on the field as soon as possible.
Robert coming back feeling good is the most important storyline of the second half so far. They need him healthy and ready to go in order to make a run at the playoffs. The first half didn’t go according to plan and they still have to keep digging out of the hole that they dug themselves in.
Some people thought that Robert going slow on a defensive play in the outfield might be the reason that Tony La Russa benched him. That was very wrong as we now know. As bad as Tony La Russa has been at times this season, he won’t bench Robert in a series against the Twins.
There wasn’t only bad news on this day though. Yasmani Grandall is back in the lineup and Eloy Jimenez is good to go as well. Robert’s transfer to the Injured List means that Seby Zavala and Reese McGuire get to keep battling for another week which is nice. hopefully, Robert is able to return in time for this Oakland series because they need him.