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White Sox’s Luis Robert Jr. Suffered Ankle Injury During Home Run Derby

One of baseball's premier annual events is the Home Run Derby. The game on Monday night was a career high for Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who defeated Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena in the championship round. However, not every participant managed to leave the situation unhurt.

The White Sox said on Tuesday that All-Star center fielder Luis Robert Jr. had calf pain during the Derby's opening round. Following an MRI, his condition is now listed as day to day, casting doubt on his ability to play for the team against the Braves on Friday.

Robert hit the second-most home runs in the first round as he defeated Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman, 28-27. Arozarena defeated him 35–22 in the second round to end his career.

Robert, who is in his fourth major league season, was selected as an All-Star for the first time after hitting 26 home runs and slashing.271/.330/.569 through his first 89 games of the year. He was the only member of the White Sox who attended this year's All-Star Game.


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