The Dominican Summer League’s White Sox affiliate is four games into its season, but Luis Robert has yet to take the field.
It shouldn’t be much longer, though. Rick Hahn told Scot Gregor that he’s due to take the field “likely some time next week.” The ramp-up makes sense considering the 19-year-old hasn’t played competitive baseball since last July.
"I know there's a tremendous amount of enthusiasm about this player and people want to see him play and see him out there in minor-league competition, but we're going to have to be patient with this because he hasn't played in almost a year now," Hahn said. "He has been training now quite frankly more to be a workout warrior than an everyday baseball player.
"We're going to take our time at our complex (in the Dominican Republic), get him back playing games regularly and then get him out there."
Durham 8, Charlotte 3
- Jacob May went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts.
- Yoan Moncada, 0-for-5 with the golden sombrero.
- Nicky Delmonico was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
- Danny Hayes, 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Tyler Danish: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 1 HB
- Jake Petricka: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
- Zack Burdi has now been scored upon in four straight outings: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Tennessee 3, Birmingham 2 (Game 1, 7 innings)
- Eddy Alvarez was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
- Jake Peter is off the DL: 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
- Nick Basto went 1-for-4.
- Alfredo Gonzalez singled and drew two walks.
- Matt Cooper: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Birmingham 3, Tennessee 1 (Game 2, 7 innings)
- Eddy Alvarez went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk. He was caught stealing.
- Jake Peter was 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
- Same for Nick Basto, whose hit was a double.
Lakewood 6, Kannapolis 4
- Joel Booker went 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
- Jameson Fisher, 0-for-3 with a walk, HBP and two strikeouts.
- Courtney Hawkins was 1-for-5 with a double and three strikeouts.
- Micker Adolfo went 1-for-4 with a homer and a strikeout.
- Blake Hickman: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, HBP
DSL White Sox 6, DSL Orioles 3
- Santo Vasquez went 2-for-5 with a stolen base.
- Luis Mieses, 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Harvin Mendoza was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Josue Guerrero was 1-for-5 with a double and a strikeout.
- Anderson Comas, 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Anthon Coronda went 1-for-3.
- Ulises Martinez went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
- Kleyder Sanchez was 0-for-1.