Robert (thumb) returned to action with High-A Winston-Salem on Tuesday. Robert hit the disabled list with a thumb sprain in early July, an injury which was expected to cause him to miss 4-to-8 weeks. He'll end up falling right in the middle of that time frame. In 26 games this season split between the AZL White Sox, Low-A Kannapolis, and Winston-Salem, the young outfielder has his .312/.375/.419 with eight steals.
White Sox director of player development Chris Getz said Sunday that Robert (thumb) will likely be activated from the 7-day disabled list and rejoin High-A Winston-Salem at some point during the current week, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports. Getz noted that Robert's thumb is completely healed and the outfielder is merely getting in some extra at-bats with the White Sox's Arizona League affiliate before rejoining Winston-Salem. Over his five rehab games, the 21-year-old has spent two games in the outfield and three as a designated hitter, going a collective 7-for-18 with three stolen bases.
Robert (thumb) was sent to the AZL White Sox to start a rehab assignment Tuesday, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports. Robert was expected to miss 4-to-8 weeks after suffering a sprained left thumb at the end of June, so he's currently on track for a return in the front half of that timetable. The outfielder -- who turns 21 on Friday -- could return to High-A Winston-Salem by early-to-mid August, though the White Sox are likely to remain cautious as he returns from his second left thumb injury of the season.
Robert (thumb) is progressing well and is close to seeing action in the rookie Arizona League before being reassigned to High-A Winson-Salem, Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune reports. This is good news, as Robert is coming back on the short end of what was originally estimated to be a four-to-eight-week window of recovery time. This is Robert's second stint on the disabled list due to a left thumb injury.
An MRI revealed Monday that Robert's thumb injury will keep him out for 4-to-8 weeks. The White Sox initially didn't view Robert's injury as anything serious, but the MRI revealed a moderate sprain in his left thumb, which has been placed in a splint. Robert was hitting .293/.372/.373 in 21 games split between Low-A Kannaplis and High-A Winston-Salem prior to the injury. This is the second time this year that Robert has been out with an injury to the same thumb, as he was out until early June with a moderate sprain as well.