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White Sox place shortstop Tim Anderson on IL, activate outfielder Luis Robert

May 24, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (7) in the dugout before the game against the Boston Red Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox placed shortstop Tim Anderson on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a strained right groin and activated outfielder Luis Robert from the COVID IL.

The Anderson move is retroactive to May 30. An All-Star last season, he was injured in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Cubs while making a throw from the outfield.

“He made that spin; not sure exactly if he got his spike stuck or something,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “That’s typical — he goes on the IL making a great play at the time we needed it.”

Anderson, 28, is batting .356 with a .393 on-base percentage in 40 games and has five home runs with 19 RBIs. In seven seasons in Chicago, he is a career .290 hitter with 96 home runs and 307 RBIs in 733 games.

Robert, 24, went on the COVID injured list last Tuesday. He was batting .285 and had a .757 OPS with six home runs and 17 RBIs in 33 games. In three seasons with the White Sox, he is batting .292 with an .835 OPS and 30 home runs with 91 RBIs in 157 games.

The moves come one day after the White Sox placed pitchers Dylan Cease and Kendall Graveman on the restricted list in advance of a series at Toronto that begins Tuesday night.

–Field Level Media