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Luis Robert goes on the COVID injured list, and the center fielder might miss the entire Chicago White Sox homestand

Chicago White Sox center fielder Luis Robert could be out for the entire five-game homestand after being placed on the COVID-19-related injured list Tuesday.

“Unfortunately, he is suffering from mild COVID symptoms,” Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. “The good news is he is vaccinated, so hopefully his experience is relatively mild throughout and we have him back at some point, very possibly next week.

“Certainly he’s not going to play in the Boston series (that started Tuesday) and very likely not going to play against the Cubs this weekend.”

Robert is slashing .285/.319/.438 with three doubles, six home runs, 17 RBIs, six stolen bases and 21 runs in 33 games. He leads the Sox in homers and is second in RBIs, runs, stolen bases and total bases (60).

“He’s so much fun to watch,” Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “Really hope for us and for our fans that it’s the quick one and we get him back in five or six days.”

Adam Engel started in center field Tuesday. AJ Pollock and Leury García are also options.

In Tuesday’s corresponding move, the Sox recalled third baseman Jake Burger from Triple-A Charlotte. Burger has a .239 batting average with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs in 21 games with the Sox in 2022.