Robert, out since May, returns with White Sox

Robert out since May returns with White

CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox continue to receive good news about their healing injuries.

Center fielder Louis robert He is the last to return to action, as he will be activated and in the starting lineup on Monday against the Minnesota Twins after being out since early May due to a hip flexor injury.

Manager Tony La Russa made the announcement during a Sunday Zoom call with reporters about two weeks after welcoming the left fielder. Eloy Jimenez of a torn pectoral.

Robert is a dynamic player with speed and power. He was hitting .316 with an .822 OPS when he injured himself while running the bases.

The substitute players Brian Goodwin Y Billy hamilton, along with the newbies Gavin sheets Y Andrew Vaughn, have taken over while both outfielders recovered. Now, for the first time all season, the White Sox outfield will be healthy. Adam Engel he missed the first part of the year due to his own injury, a hamstring strain.

The White Sox don’t want a setback with Robert after experiencing a small one with Jimenez. He recently missed a few days after injuring his groin while playing left field. La Russa was asked if there is a plan for Robert when it comes to playing time.

“I don’t know if I couldn’t play back to back,” La Russa said. “[Sin embargo], no matter how much you exercise or are in rehab [asignación]When you actually play in the Major Leagues, there is a level of stress there and a determination to dig a little deeper. So we have to be very careful there. “

The White Sox are hopeful that their starting catcher, Yasmani grandal, don’t get too far behind Jiménez and Robert. He has been out since early July with a knee injury.

“He’s making a lot of progress, and knock on wood, he’ll be back sooner than we thought when he was first injured,” La Russa said. “It’s something we look forward to.”