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White Sox place All-Star OF Robert on IL with knee injury

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox placed All-Star outfielder Luis Robert Jr. on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday, ending his career-best season.

Robert left Sunday’s 3-2 win at Boston in the second inning. The slugger has a mild MCL sprain in his left knee, and the team said rest should be enough for him to recover in two to four weeks.

The White Sox also brought up veteran outfielder Tyler Naquin from Triple-A Charlotte. Right-hander Jimmy Lambert was placed on the 60-day injured list before the team's series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The 26-year-old Robert set career highs with 38 homers, 80 RBIs, 90 runs, 36 doubles and 20 steals in 145 games this year. He hit .264 with a .857 OPS in his fourth major league season.

The 32-year-old Naquin was acquired in an Aug. 7 trade with Milwaukee for cash. He is a .264 hitter with 61 homers and 237 RBIs in 557 big league games.

Lambert was placed on the 15-day IL on Sept. 4. He had arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle last week.



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