4:40 p.m .: White Sox manager Tony La Russa told James Fegan (Twitter connections) and other journalists than Robert will be placed on the injured list. Voltigeur Luis Gonzalez will receive the call to replace Robert on the active list.
1:02 p.m .: The White Sox hold their breath after Luis Robert fell to the ground after crossing first base today (video provided here by Ben Verlander of Fox Sports). Robert had to be helped off the field, according to Athletic’s James Fegan (via Twitter). This is potentially devastating news for the White Sox, who are already without their running mate in the outfield, Eloy Jimenez. Supersub Leury Garcia took over in center field for the White Sox.
The initial radiographs, however, are negative. The White Sox say Robert has a right hip flexor strain, and he will be examined again tomorrow, by Fegan (via Twitter). It’s hardly final, but it’s good news for now. Robert might still end up running out of time, but they seem to have avoided the worst.
Without Robert, Garcia thought he had a lot of playing time at center. Billy Hamilton is also on the list and is likely to spend some time in the grass.