White Sox top prospect Robert out 10 weeks with thumb sprain

From FOX Sports - March 10, 2018

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP)Chicago White Sox prospect Luis Robert will miss about 10 weeks with a sprained left thumb, general manager Rick Hahn said Saturday.

The 20-year-old outfielder was hurt sliding into second base on a steal this week.

Hahn said Roberts thumb will be immobilized for six weeks. Its hoped hell play extended spring training games in early May.

Robert, a native of Cuba, is ranked as high as third among White Sox prospects. This spring, hes shown flashes of why the White Sox gave him a $26 million signing bonus last year.

Roberts injury happened against the Cincinnati Reds before he hit a grand slam. He also doubled off Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen in a minor league game.

Pretty impressive pain tolerance by this young man, and perhaps also speaks to the speed of the potential recovery here, Hahn said.

Robert likely will be sent to the minor leagues when hes ready to leave extended spring training.

We didnt see a ton but what we did see was very impressive, Hahn said. Not just in between the white lines during games, but the way he went about his business in drills, the way he fit in with his teammates in the clubhouse and his work ethic all spoke to a very professional approach.


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