By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — The White Sox’ Luis Robert, who has been out since May 2, has been cleared to increase his baseball activities.

Robert could go on a minor league rehab assignment in four weeks.

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Robert was hurt running to first base in the first inning on Sunday, May 2, as the White Sox took on the Cleveland Indians. The White Sox say tests revealed a grade-three strain – or a complete tear of his hip-flexor muscle.

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The next day, the White Sox said it would be 12 to 16 weeks before he could resume baseball activities.

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With the green light to increase baseball activities Tuesday, Robert and Eloy Jimenez are both on track to be back for a playoff push, barring setbacks.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff