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Eloy Jimenez to miss 4-6 weeks after appendectomy

by Joe Binder

Eloy Jimenez will be out for the foreseeable future.

The White Sox announced after Saturday night’s game that the designated hitter underwent an appendectomy at Cincinnati’s Good Samaritan Hospital and is expected to be discharged later tonight. The preliminary timetable for his recovery is set at 4-6 weeks.

Jimenez began experiencing discomfort on Friday night, according to manager Pedro Grifol. He was sent to the Cincinnati-area hospital earlier today for further evaluation after the pain intensified overnight.

The 26-year-old has been on a tear at the plate lately. Over his last seven games, he’s hitting .464/.516/.714 (13-for-28) with two homers, 8 RBI, and 6 runs scored. His presence in the lineup has been huge as the offense has begun to turn things around over the past week.

Yasmani Grandal served as the team’s designated hitter and hit fourth with Seby Zavala taking over catching duties during tonight’s game. Given the long duration of Jimenez’s absence, we’ll see who the White Sox decide to promote from Triple-A Charlotte during the interim.

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Featured Photo: © Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

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