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MLB: White Sox activate OF Luis Robert off 60-day IL

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The Chicago White Sox activated outfielder Luis Robert off the 60-day injured list Monday.

In corresponding moves, the White Sox optioned INF/OF Gavin Sheets to Triple-A Charlotte and released outfielder Luis Gonzalez.

Robert, 24, hasn’t played since May 2 when he tore his right hip flexor. He was batting .316 with one homer, eight RBIs and four steals in 25 games.

Robert sustained the injury while beating out an infield single against the Cleveland Indians. He quickly fell to the ground and needed to be helped off the field.

Robert batted .233 with 11 homers, 31 RBIs and nine steals in 56 games as a rookie in 2020. He won a Gold Glove award for his stellar defensive play in center field and finished second in American League Rookie of the Year balloting.

Sheets, 25, is hitting .225 with six home runs and 16 RBIs in 29 games this season after being recalled on June 29.

González, 25, is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder next week. González hit .250 with two doubles and two runs scored in six games with the White Sox in 2021.

–Field Level Media

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