American League (AL) home run leader Luis Robert Jr. of the Chicago White Sox has been ruled out of the All-Star Game after injuring his calf while competing in the Home Run Derby.
“Robert Jr. felt a pulling sensation in his right calf during the first round of the All-Star Home Run Derby yesterday (Nov. 11),” the White Sox said in a statement.
The team said it was a precautionary measure. “Robert Jr. was examined in Seattle and will be checked daily,” the team said. “As a precaution, he will not play in this All-Star Game. He will be re-checked on June 16 against the Atlanta Braves.” Atlanta is the first game of the second half for the White Sox.
Robert Jr. is the AL’s leading home run hitter with 26 in the first half alone. His 26 home runs are second in the AL, behind only Shohei Ohtani (32, Los Angeles Angels), who leads all of Major League Baseball (MLB). He earned his first career All-Star nod as a Secretariat nominee, though he was not selected by ballot due to the White Sox’s struggles and a crowded outfield. He had previously won the first round of the Home Run Derby on Nov. 11 and advanced to the second round, only to lose to Randy Arozarena (Tampa Bay Rays), who hit 22 to his 35.온라인카지노
Meanwhile, Robert Jr.’s team, the White Sox, are effectively out of the postseason. “The White Sox could trade all but four of their starters – Dylan Sease, Andrew Vaughn, Eloy Jimenez and All-Star Robert Jr. It’s more of a retooling declaration, trading away the starters and acquiring prospects to rebuild. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito and shortstop Tim Anderson have already been rumored to be traded.