The White Sox outfield is now down two starters after Luis Robert suffered a complete tear of his right hip flexor during Sunday’s game, general manager Rick Hahn said yesterday. He won’t resume baseball activities for 12 to 16 weeks, whether he and the team opt for surgery or rest. Robert, in his second season with the White Sox, was hitting .316 this season, with a homer and 11 runs scored.
Robert joins Eloy Jimenez on the injured list, after Jimenez tore his pectoral muscle during the last week of spring training and is expected to miss most, if not all, of the season. Hahn says the team will rely on internal options to take Robert’s place, but will also explore external options. Either way, this is a big blow for a team expected to compete for the post-season.