Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu could test free agency this winter, but if it were up to Luis Robert, the former AL MVP wouldn't play anywhere else."Yeah, 100%," Robert said when asked if the White Sox should bring Abreu back, according to James Fegan of The Athletic.Abreu, 35, has never tested the open market throughout his nine years in Major League Baseball. The first baseman defected from Cuba to sign a six-year, $68-million contract with the White Sox in 2014. Before that deal expired, he signed a three-year, $50-million extension that kicked in ahead of the 2020 campaign that is now set to expire.It's been a disappointing season for Chicago, currently 76-78 with only a remote chance of climbing into the AL wild-card picture after the Cleveland Guardians clinched the AL Central.However, Abreu has been predictably great, hitting .303/.376/.442 with 15 homers over 151 games. The three-time All-Star will be a top free-agent option at first base, alongside Anthony Rizzo, Trey Mancini, Eric Hosmer, and Brandon Belt.Even Robert performed well during an injury-plagued campaign. The 25-year-old budding outfield star hit .284/.319/.426 with 12 dingers and 11 steals in 98 contests. That is somewhat of a disappointment following his breakout 2021 campaign, during which he authored a .946 OPS (154 OPS+).Copyright © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Chicago White Sox interim manager Miguel Cairo was not happy with his team following Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers, which officially ended its chances of winning the American League Central."Today was the worst one. ... That's not acceptable. That's not baseball. That's not what the Chicago White Sox are about. It was terrible," Cairo said, according to The Associated Press.He added: "You got to come back Tuesday (against the Minnesota Twins). ... So they better bring some effort. It was kind of embarrassing."The White Sox lost their sixth consecutive game despite starter Dylan Cease tossing six scoreless innings. Reynaldo Lopez and Kendall Graveman combined to allow four earned runs over 1 2/3 innings after Cease departed.Chicago's offense only managed six hits against Tigers left-hander Tyler Alexander and three relievers. The White Sox scored just six runs across their three losses against Detroit."If you watch the game, that was bad, besides Cease (who) pitched really good and kept us in the game," Cairo said.It's been a whirlwind campaign for the 76-77 White Sox after they won the AL Central in 2021. Manager Tony La Russa stepped aside in late August due to a heart issue and won't return this season.Additionally, slugger Eloy Jimenez and All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson have missed big chunks of the season due to injuries, while Luis Robert, Yoan Moncada, and Lucas Giolito have underperformed.The White Sox remain alive in the AL wild-card race but sit 7 1/2 games back of the Seattle Mariners with nine games remaining on their schedule.Copyright © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
After playing through a persistent hand/wrist injury since August, the White Sox have shut down Luis Robert, placing him on the injured list Saturday.
Luis Robert’s 2022 season is officially over, after the White Sox placed the outfielder on the 10-day injured list due to a sprained left wrist. Left-hander Tanner Banks was also optioned to Triple-A Charlotte, while outfielder Mark Payton was called up from Charlotte and righty Joe Kelly was reinstated from the medical leave list. Robert’s…
Robert (wrist) won't play again in 2022, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.