White Sox activate Luis Robert from injured list amid series of roster moves


(670 The Score) The White Sox on Tuesday activated center fielder Luis Robert from the injured list amid a series of roster moves.

Robert hadn’t played since July 15, when he exited a game early due to lightheadedness and blurred vision. He’s hitting .301 with 12 homers and 54 RBIs in 74 games this season.

In other moves, Chicago added newly acquired lefty reliever Jake Diekman to its 26-man roster, optioned infielder Jake Burger to Triple-A Charlotte after reinstating him from the injured list, optioned right-hander Davis Martin to Triple-A, sent right-hander Vince Velasquez on an injury rehab assignment to Triple-A and claimed right-hander Tobias Myers off waivers from San Francisco and assigned him to Triple-A.

Diekman has a 4.23 ERA in 44 appearances this season. The White Sox traded catcher Reese McGuire to the Red Sox on Monday evening to acquire Diekman.

Burger had bene on the injured list since July 6 due to a bone bruise in his right hand. He’s hitting .250 with eight homers and 26 RBIs in 51 games for the White Sox in 2022.

Martin has posted a 4.75 ERA in seven appearances for Chicago this season.

Velasquez has been on the injured list since July 6 with a blister on his right index finger. He has a 5.21 ERA in 14 appearances, including nine starts, for the White Sox.

Myers, 23, has a 6.14 ERA in 16 appearances at the Triple-A level in 2022, when he has split time between the Giants and Guardians organization. San Francisco designated Myers for assignment Sunday. Baltimore selected Myers in the sixth round of the 2016 MLB Draft.

The White Sox’s 40-man roster is full.

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