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Prospect Robert battling knee injury

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DENVER -- Luis Robert, the No. 23 prospect overall per MLBPipeline.com and No. 3 for the White Sox, will miss at least the next seven days after suffering a minor injury in the meniscus on his left knee, the club announced on Friday.

Robert suffered the injury while stealing home in a Dominican Summer League contest on Tuesday. He completed the game but complained of some soreness the next day. An MRI exam revealed the minor meniscus problem. He will receive treatment during his weeklong inactivity.

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DENVER -- Luis Robert, the No. 23 prospect overall per MLBPipeline.com and No. 3 for the White Sox, will miss at least the next seven days after suffering a minor injury in the meniscus on his left knee, the club announced on Friday.

Robert suffered the injury while stealing home in a Dominican Summer League contest on Tuesday. He completed the game but complained of some soreness the next day. An MRI exam revealed the minor meniscus problem. He will receive treatment during his weeklong inactivity.

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Through 17 games, the 19-year-old Robert is hitting .255 with one home run, four RBIs and eight stolen bases. He has 14 strikeouts and 17 walks in 51 at-bats. Robert joined the White Sox on May 26 by agreeing to a Minor League deal with a signing bonus of $26 million out of Cuba as the top international free agent.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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