Luis Robert Jr.’s season ends as the Chicago White Sox center fielder goes on the IL with a mild MCL sprain

Luis Robert Jr.’s unbelievable 2023 season is over.

The heart fielder will miss the ultimate six video games after the Chicago White Sox positioned him on the 10-day injured listing Tuesday with a light MCL sprain in his left knee.

According to the Sox, Robert is predicted to recuperate with relaxation and rehabilitation in two to 4 weeks.

Robert slid awkwardly whereas stealing second base within the first inning of Sunday’s wet recreation towards the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park and exited within the second with left knee soreness.

The stolen base was his twentieth of the season as Robert joined former Sox outfielder Magglio Ordoñez as the one gamers in franchise historical past to file at the least 35 doubles, 30 dwelling runs and 20 steals in a season.

Robert finishes with 36 doubles and 38 homers to go along with the 20 steals. Ordoñez had 40 doubles, 31 homers and 25 steals in 2001.

Robert has usually pointed to well being as a very powerful facet of his large season. After accidents restricted him to 68 video games in 2021 and 98 in 2022, he performed 145 video games this season.

Robert slashed .264/.315/.542 and is second within the American League in dwelling runs. He earned his first All-Star choice.

In two extra roster strikes Tuesday, the Sox chosen the contract of outfielder Tyler Naquin from Triple-A Charlotte and transferred pitcher Jimmy Lambert to the 60-day IL.

Naquin was acquired Aug. 7 from the Milwaukee Brewers for money issues.

Lambert, who has been on the IL since Sept. 4, underwent arthroscopic surgical procedure on his proper ankle Sept. 20 and is predicted to recuperate in two to 3 months.