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Luis Robert Heads to the Injured List

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Flu-symptoms lead to COVID-precautions ... which lead to Alex McRae hopping on a bus from Schaumburg

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After already selecting Luis González as the replacement for Jonathan Stiever, who was demoted back to Schaumburg after an outless innings-eating effort on Sunday, the White Sox broke some bigger news pregame:

WHITE SOX PLACE LUIS ROBERT ON INJURED LIST; RECALL ALEX McRAE FROM SCHAUMBURG

CHICAGO – Prior to tonight’s series opener vs. Detroit, the Chicago White Sox placed outfielder Luis Robert on the injured list and recalled right-handed pitcher Alex McRae from the Schaumburg training facility.

Robert, 23, is hitting .305/.356/.463 (25-82) with eight doubles, one triple, one home run, six RBIs and 10 runs over 21 games this season, his second with the White Sox.

McRae, 28, was with the Sox from April 20-21, but did not pitch. He made two relief appearances with the White Sox in 2020, allowing just one hit with no walks and two strikeouts over three innings.

This is a precautionary measure due to flu symptoms from Robert, the same process that saw Dylan Cease hit the injured list briefly in mid-April. Hopefully, this will end the same way, with Robert remaining negative over multiple COVID tests and back to join the White Sox by Thursday’s series finale with Detroit.

Here’s Rick Hahn’s statement: