White Sox Already Dealing With A Key Injury

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Written By Maya Cantina

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Eloy Jimenez, on talent alone, projected to be a star when he was a prospect.

However, health issues have continually gotten in the way.

He entered the 2024 season healthy, ready to post big power numbers for the Sox.

Fate, however, didn’t even allow him to get in a groove at the plate.

On Sunday, Jimenez suffered an adductor strain and his availability for the next few games is in serious question.

According to the White Sox’s skipper, there is still nothing to report on his slugger.

“Pedro Grifol says Sox have no update on Eloy Jiménez. He went to see the doctors, and the results aren’t back yet,” White Sox reporter Vinnie Duber tweeted.

Jimenez is no stranger to muscle injuries.

Since 2022, he has strained both hamstrings, and in 2021, he ruptured his left pectoral tendon in a freak play.

Jimenez went down while running the bases on Sunday.

As for the team’s plans to replace him, they have already called up Lenyn Sosa.

However, the one who should see an uptick in playing time from the designated hitter spot is Gavin Sheets.

Given his extensive injury history, Chicago is likely to take things slow with Jimenez’s recovery.

The team still hasn’t offered a timeline, but this could be a somewhat extended absence depending on the severity of the injury.

Jimenez hit .182 (2-for-11) in the first three contests before going down with the adductor injury.

Last year, he slugged 18 home runs in 120 games, with a .758 OPS.

He is capable of being a 30-homer guy over a full season, like it happened in 2019.

He just needs to be healthy.

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