Don’t look now, but the Chicago White Sox are starting to get healthy.
Last night, slugger Eloy Jimenez made his season debut with the big league club after being sidelined nearly four months with a ruptured left pectoral tendon.
Now, another young star is inching closer to returning to the White Sox. The club announced today that Luis Robert will be transferred from High-A Winston Salem to Triple-A Charlotte for the next step in his rehabilitation assignment.
Robert is working his way back from a Grade 3 hip flexor strain (complete tear) he suffered on May 2. In four games at Winston-Salem to begin his rehab stint, Robert recorded three hits, three RBIs, and one run across 13 plate appearances.
Before landing on the injured list, Robert was one of the most valuable position players on the White Sox roster. His .316/.359/.436 slash line and 127 wRC+ across just 25 games amounted to 1.0 fWAR.
Like Jimenez, Robert’s stint in Charlotte will last longer than the brief stay in Winston-Salem. But when Robert does return to the White Sox, the team will be adding one of their most versatile weapons back into the lineup for the home stretch of the season.