Left Field - Chicago White Sox
Height: 6' 4"
Date of Birth: November 27, 1996 (24 years old)
White Sox's Eloy Jimenez: Goes to 60-day IL
The White Sox placed Jimenez (pectoral) on the 60-day injured list Thursday.Jimenez is expected to be sidelined for about 4-to-5 months after undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair a torn left pectoral tendon, so Chicago's decision to place him on the 60-day IL rather than the 10-day IL won't have any bearing on his timeline for making his 2021 debut. The transaction opened up a spot on the 40-man roster for Billy Hamilton, who will begin the season as a reserve outfielder for the White Sox.
White Sox's Eloy Jimenez: Undergoes surgery
Jimenez underwent surgery on his ruptured left pectoral tendon Tuesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.Jimenez suffered the injury while trying to rob a home run in a Cactus League contest. General manager Rick Hahn confirmed that his timeline to return remains at five-to-six months, contradicting reports from Monday that indicated Jimenez could be back in as little as four months. That timeline means Jimenez won't be back in game action until late August at the earliest. The White Sox expect to be able to update Jimenez's timeline in three months.
White Sox's Eloy Jimenez: Could return in 4-to-5 months
Doctors confirmed Monday that Jimenez suffered a pectoral tear, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.Jimenez will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the damage following this confirmation. There is some good news for the White Sox, in that the recovery period is expected to last around four-to-five months, which is slightly better than the initial five-to-six month timeframe.
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