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Luis Robert crushes baseballs at White Sox Summer Camp batting practice

Luis Robert crushes baseballs at White Sox Summer Camp batting practice

While the White Sox shared some bad news on Sunday that two players tested positive for COVID-19, there was some good to go with the bad.

The team tweeted out two particularly exciting videos for fans, as Summer Camp got underway in earnest.

First, we’ve got Luis Robert absolutely crushing balls in batting practice:

Honestly it’s hard to pick a favorite part of that vid. The crack of the bat is so pure and seems to reverberate for miles and miles.

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You’ve also got Eloy Jimenez narrating in the background, “That ball is waayyyy outta here!”

It’s fantastic.

Then about an hour later, the Sox treated us to this video of Carlos Rodon getting back in action:

Rodon is one of the players who may benefit the most from a delayed start to the season as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery that he underwent last May.

Next step, continue to make sure everyone can get their work in while staying healthy and safe.


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White Sox-Cardinals series, amid COVID-19 outbreak, still scheduled to play

White Sox-Cardinals series, amid COVID-19 outbreak, still scheduled to play

At least one sign points to the St. Louis Cardinals returning to play soon enough to play the White Sox this weekend.

The White Sox announced on Monday that the start time of their Saturday game against the Cardinals had been pushed back from a day game to a night game.

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While that isn’t extraordinarily newsworthy on it’s own, it does indicate that MLB still intends for the Cardinals to travel to Chicago to play the White Sox. St. Louis hasn’t played since July 29, since nine players and seven staff tested positive for COVID-19, according to CBS Sports.

While things can certainly change quickly, if everything remains the same the Cardinals will make up two games against the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 13. The White Sox were previously scheduled to play the Cardinals that day, so they will now have an off day on Aug. 13 and will begin their series against St. Louis on Aug. 14.

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Luis Robert not in White Sox lineup for series opener against Detroit Tigers

Luis Robert not in White Sox lineup for series opener against Detroit Tigers

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.

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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.


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