Luis Robert to Miss Extended Time

The Chicago White Sox have announced outfielder Luis Robert will miss at least 12 weeks of playing time due to a tear of his hip flexor.

Robert was injured during the first inning of Sunday’s 5-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. This season, Robert has appeared in 25 games, batting .316 with one home run and a .359 OBP. In his first season in the majors last year, Robert appeared in 56 games, batting .300 with 11 home runs and a .302 OBP.

Look for Adam Engel to slot into more playing time with Robert out. Engel, who is also dealing with an injury, is expected to report to the team this month. The four-year outfielder is a career .222 hitter, with 21 home runs and a .276 OBP. In the 2020 season, Engel slashed .295/.333/.477, hitting three home runs.

The White Sox start their series with the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, with Dylan Cease projected to face off against Jeff Hoffman. The team is a -120 money line favorite against the Reds on FanDuel Sportsbook, in a game with a 9.5 run total.

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