White Sox middle fielder Luis Robert might miss the rest of the season due to a torn proper hip flexor, one other main blow for a workforce eyeing a deep playoff run
CHICAGO — Luis Robert couldn’t put any weight on his proper leg as he was helped off the sphere Sunday. A day later, the information was no much less painful for the White Sox or their promising younger middle fielder.
Robert might miss the rest of the season after a scan Monday confirmed he has a torn proper hip flexor, one other main blow for a workforce eyeing a deep playoff run.
Common supervisor Rick Hahn stated their shall be extra consultations with specialists within the subsequent few days to find out whether or not Robert wants surgical procedure.
Both approach, Hahn stated Robert gained’t resume baseball actions for 3 to 4 months no less than. It’s not clear if he’ll play once more this 12 months.
“It hasn’t been dominated out,” Hahn stated. “It simply all is determined by the therapeutic timeframe right here. And sadly, none of us are sensible sufficient to know precisely how his physique will reply to no matter’s subsequent. We’ll simply have to attend and see.”
The White Sox had been already with out slugging outfielder Eloy Jiménez, who is predicted to overlook many of the season after rupturing his left pectoral tendon in spring coaching.
Robert was injured in Sunday’s loss to Cleveland. He fell to the bottom after beating out an infield single to 3rd base within the first inning and was helped off the sphere whereas placing no weight on his proper leg.
Second within the AL Rookie of the Yr voting and a Gold Glove winner final season, Robert is batting .316 with one homer and 11 RBIs.
The White Sox are second within the AL Central behind Kansas Metropolis at 15-12. Chicago ended a string of seven shedding seasons final 12 months and made the playoffs for the primary time since 2008.
“The challenges have maybe develop into larger, however the objectives stay the identical,” Hahn stated. “We glance ahead as a bunch — by that, I imply these within the clubhouse and people within the entrance workplace — looking for the easiest way to navigate by this.”
Hahn stated he expects the White Sox to go together with Leury Garcia and Billy Hamilton in middle area for now. However he hasn’t ruling out in search of exterior assist.
“It’s disappointing,” Hahn stated. “There’s no sugarcoating that. It’s a blow. In some methods, we’ve been right here. We had been right here 4, 5 weeks in the past when Eloy went down. That clubhouse is powerful and cohesive and motivated and centered. And I think as disillusioned as all of them are going to be to listen to the information, as I used to be at the moment, that in the end the main target goes to return to successful ballgames.”
The White Sox have been on a roll these days, successful seven of 9 previous to Sunday’s loss. They ranked third within the majors in batting common and sixth in runs.
Rookie sensation Yermín Mercedes is profiting from his alternative with Jiménez sidelined. He entered Monday third within the AL with a .395 common and has 5 residence runs and 16 RBIs, serving primarily because the workforce’s designated hitter.
“It’s a matter of viewing this as a little bit of a problem, as a possibility for many who are going to get extra play time and an opportunity for workers members to get extra inventive each within the clubhouse and within the entrance workplace,” Hahn stated. “If this was straightforward, we’d simply sit again and benefit from the ballgames. And that’s simply not the character of those gigs.”
Hahn stated outfielder Adam Engel is progressing after experiencing a setback in his restoration from a strained hamstring in spring coaching. He’s about three weeks away from a rehab task.
Pitcher Reynaldo López had surgical procedure Sunday on each corneas after experiencing blurred imaginative and prescient and can start the minor league season on the injured listing.
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