Center fielder Luis Robert has been medically cleared to increase his level of baseball activities at the White Sox training complex in Glendale, Arizona, the team announced Tuesday.
Robert, 23, has been on the injured list with a grade 3 strain of his right hip flexor since May 4. He suffered the injury running to first base in a game against the Indians on May 2.
This phase of Robert’s rehabilitation process is expected to take approximately four weeks, the team said, after which Robert could be cleared for a rehabilitation assignment with a minor league affiliate. There is no set timetable for his return to the major league club.
A Gold Glove winner and runner-up in AL Rookie of the Year balloting in 2020, Robert was batting .316/.359/.463 with one homer, nine doubles, a triple and eight RBI in 25 games this season when he was injured.
The news comes 15 days after Eloy Jimenez was medically cleared to resume baseball activities in Glendale. Jimenez had surgery after he suffered a ruptured left pectoral muscle during spring training, and has completed about two weeks of a rehab process expected to take at least four weeks. The next phase for Jimenez will be a rehab assignment with a minor league team.
The Sox say there is no timetable for Jimenez’ return to the major league club, as well.