Luis Robert’s grand slam against Cincinnati is one of the great moments of this year’s Spring Training. Unfortunately, that will be the last of seeing Robert this spring.
During that game against the Reds, Robert injured his thumb sliding into second base. While not considered a significant injury at first, he did hit the grand slam with his injured thumb; the diagnoses is now a sprain of the ligament in his thumb.
Luis Robert has been diagnosed with a moderate sprain of the ligament in his left thumb. Robert suffered the injury sliding into 2nd base on Wednesday. His hand will be immobilized for approximately 6 weeks, and he is expected to return to game action in approximately 10 weeks.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) March 10, 2018
With the White Sox announcing his approximate timetable to return, it puts Robert back on the field playing games at the earliest mid-May. Paired with Micker Adolfo not able to play in the field nursing his elbow injury, it will give other outfielders in the logjam at Winston-Salem and Birmingham a head start to separate themselves from the pack.
Some good news, Eloy Jimenez could be playing in tomorrow’s game against Arizona. Might be best to tape some bubble wrap around him just in case.