The White Sox expect to be without prospect Luis Robert after he sprained his ankle.
The outfielder, MLB Pipeline’s No. 26 prospect in baseball, is expected to miss between 7-10 days with an injury that occurred when Robert was running the bases in a Dominican Summer League contest, general manager Rick Hahn said.
It’s the second injury this season for Robert, who received a $26 million signing bonus in May. Robert returned to the lineup on Aug. 1 after he missed almost a month with a meniscus injury in his left knee. Robert has been spectacular when he has played, hitting .284/.500/.463 with six doubles and two home runs in 96 plate appearances.
Hahn said the White Sox would likely keep Robert in the Dominican Summer League the rest of the way after he returns to action. The team also intends to have him stay there for instructional camp and probably won’t bring him to the United States until it’s time to head to Arizona.
“Right now it’s a matter of getting him healthy and playing again,” Hahn said. “He’s done very well in a short period of time he’s been able to play, but between the knee and ankle he hasn’t got to play for six, eight weeks straight. Hopefully he’s back in 7-10 days, he will finish the year out in the DSL. I suspect he’ll be part of the DSL instructional league and we’ll see where he’s at come next spring training.”