Editor’s Note: The following article has been updated with comments from manager Tony La Russa.
Outfielder Luis Robert joined Danny Mendick and Adam Engel as the third player to leave Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Robert exited prematurely with an apparent leg injury, which manager Tony La Russa clarified further as “leg soreness” during his postgame presser.
Many took notice in the sixth inning when Robert appeared to hobble into first base on an RBI single. He ended up remaining in the game for another few innings before the decision was made to ultimately remove him in the eighth. Based on La Russa’s comments postgame, it appears the move was precautionary and doesn’t seem to indicate a more serious injury.
Robert, 24, has been on a tear for the White Sox as of late. He brought a 12-game hitting streak into the game, slashing .352/.379/.463 (19-for-53) with three doubles, a homer, 15 RBI, and 10 runs scored during that stretch. The outfielder managed to extend his streak thanks to a 1-for-3 performance prior to his late-game departure.
As we hear more on the status of Robert and other injured players, we will provide further updates. Be sure to follow along here and on social media @SoxOn35th.
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