Luis Robert is not in the White Sox lineup for Monday’s series opener against the Detroit Tigers. Adam Engel will take Robert’s usual spot in center field.
It’s likely just a rest day for Robert who has played in all 16 games for the White Sox, so far.
Robert hit the ground running to start his major league career, slashing .302/.362/.460 through Sunday night’s game with two homers and six RBI. He’s also tied for the most stolen bases in the A.L. with four.
However, Robert has cooled off a bit over his last five games, hitting .158 with nine strikeouts, one walk and no homers or RBI.
On Monday, the NHL released the latest COVID-19 testing results with no positive tests from August 2 through August 8.
The time period of the testing was through the conclusion of the second week of Phase 4 of the NHL's Return to Play program. The league also reported 7,245 tests were administered daily to the 52-member travelling parties of teams that were in hub cities Edmonton and Toronto for the NHL's 24-team postseason.
There were no positive tests from Week 1 of Phase 4 in the bubbles.
The week of July 13-17 — the second to last week of Phase 3 — was the last time the NHL saw a COVID-19 diagnosis, when two players tested positive.