Eloy Jiménez out 6-8 weeks due to hamstring strain

MINNEAPOLIS — The White Sox lost for a 6th straight time in a less than motivating 9-2 problem to the Twins on Saturday afternoon at Target Field.

But there was practically no issue about the result after the group dropped to 0-5 on this six-game trip to Cleveland and Minneapolis. The focus fell totally upon left fielder Eloy Jiménez, who left on a cart in the top of the 2nd inning with best hamstring discomfort after being tossed out in the beginning base upon a sluggish roller to 3rd.

On Sunday early morning, the White Sox supplied an upgrade on Jiménez:

“Eloy Jiménez will be placed on the 10-day injured list [Sunday] with a right hamstring strain. After returning to Chicago, Eloy will undergo further evaluation by White Sox team physicians at Rush University System for Health and a treatment plan will be put in place. The club expects to be able to provide an update prior to Tuesday’s game. Preliminarily, it is estimated that Eloy will miss approximately 6 to 8 weeks.”

One by one after Saturday’s video game, gamers approached Jiménez at his locker and shared a couple of words of support or patted the fun-loving slugger on the back. While supervisor Tony La Russa and the White Sox are hoping this problem doesn’t sideline Jiménez as long as surgical treatment to fix a burst left pectoral tendon carried out in 2021, they comprehend this injury is substantial.

“We have to wait for the MRI to get the final diagnosis, but it makes everybody want to break up,” stated a mournful La Russa, while acknowledging more tests required to be worked on Jiménez. “The injury to Eloy is more vital than losing the video game. … I sympathize with him.

“You walk in the training room and you see him, and he’s crying his eyes out. You walk in and everybody cries. He loves what he does. I told him there will be a lot of season left when he gets back.”

Jiménez had actually been beginning as the designated player today while handling left ankle discomfort from a nasty ball off that area. He struck the base awkwardly with his left foot on that second-inning grounder versus Twins starter Dylan Bundy, however then hurt his best leg with the next action. Jiménez fell face-first to the ground, and after being examined by Daryl Boston, the White Sox first-base coach called for aid.

After getting up under his own power however with a little support, Jiménez was removed by cart with Gavin Sheets taking control of in best field and Andrew Vaughn relocating to left. Losing Jiménez is substantial since of his 40 crowning achievement capacity and the capability to really bring the White Sox when he fumes. It’s likewise substantial since of how his love for the video game penetrates throughout the group.

“His energy is contagious,” stated more detailed Liam Hendriks, who made his very first look in a week. “It’s something he can switch on and make everyone around him seem like a kid once again, which is something presently we require.

“It’s a blow to him because we know he wants to be on the field. He’s in there every day making sure he’s having fun, getting involved. Right now there is a little bit of shock but we still have a lot left in the season. We have to make sure his kind of feeling on the field isn’t missed by much and when he gets back we get that big boon again.”

Injuries currently have actually ripped through the White Sox (6-8) at simply the 14-game mark. Third baseman Yoán Moncada is sidelined by an oblique pressure, with La Russa stating pregame that he still feels a little something when swinging left-handed. Right-hander Lance Lynn is on the hurt list after surgical treatment on his best knee, while center fielder Luis Robert is out this weekend in Minnesota due to a best groin pressure.

Left-handed reliever/starter Garrett Crochet was lost for the season after going through Tommy John surgical treatment throughout Spring Training. Opening Day starter Lucas Giolito is set up to return on Sunday after missing out on 2 starts due to a stomach pressure.

This recently has actually been unpleasant for the White Sox, however there’s lots of time to turn things around with a World Series objective still in mind. But the sting of losing a crucial gamer injures a lot more than their very first six-game losing streak because Sept. 20-25, 2020.

“When you know a person like that who is a big asset in the lineup, to lose him is obviously … It hurts you. It affects all of us,” stated starter Vince Velasquez, who suffered the loss on Saturday. “That’s the energy that you want in the clubhouse — in the clubhouse, outside the clubhouse, on the field, off the field, no matter where you’re at. That stuff obviously carries with you and it grows with you.”

“What it does is just reduces the importance of losing the game,” La Russa stated. “You lose a player. We have another chance to play tomorrow. He won’t. It seems kind of corny, but that’s exactly what it is. He’s part of the family … And we did lose the game.”

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