Luis Robert Exits With Minor Hand Injury; X-Rays Negative

9:52pm: X-rays came back negative, Van Schouwen tweets. Robert’s day to day with a sore right hand.

9:38pm: White Sox phenom Luis Robert left the team’s game early Tuesday after an attempt at a diving catch in the seventh inning, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. Robert was “shaking his right hand,” per Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. The White Sox replaced him with Luis Gonzalez.

While it’s unclear whether this will prove to be a serious injury, but any notable absence for the 23-year-old Robert would be a significant blow to the White Sox. The long-hyped prospect has more than lived up to the billing in his first major league season, and has emerged as a serious American League Rookie of the Year candidate. Through the initial 95 plate appearances of his career, Robert has slashed .276/.330/.517 (130 wRC+) with five home runs, four stolen bases and 1.1 fWAR.

Aside from Robert and Gonzalez, Adam Engel’s the only member of the White Sox who has played center this year. However, the club placed Engel on the injured list Monday because he may have come into contact with someone who has the coronavirus.



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