White Sox injury update: Luis Robert's abdominal strain not worrying team

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Luis Robert's lower abdominal strain not worrying Sox originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The injury that forced the White Sox to scratch Luis Robert from Monday's spring training game isn't something the team is worried about, according to manager Tony La Russa.

Robert was taken out of the lineup with what the team described as a lower abdominal strain.

"This morning, when trainer (James) Kruk came in, he said the initial exams of Robert indicate everything's normal," La Russa said Tuesday. "We just want to make sure not to play him. He's got a little discomfort. Right now it doesn't seem like it's something that we should worry about, just make sure we don't push him."

Fresh off a second-place finish in last year's American League Rookie of the Year vote -- and with a Gold Glove in hand -- Robert is having a nice spring, slashing .333/.360/.583 with a home run, three doubles and a pair of RBIs in 24 at-bats across eight Cactus League games.

Still in the exhibition schedule, it makes sense for the White Sox to be overly cautious with a player as key to the team's success in 2021 as Robert. Other starting position players who have dealt with spring injuries or recoveries, such as catcher Yasmani Grandal and second baseman Nick Madrigal, have been treated similarly.

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