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White Sox place Eloy Jimenez on IL with hamstring strain

by Noah Phalen

Perhaps it felt inevitable, but this certainly was not the news that White Sox fans wanted to wake up to this morning.

The team announced that Eloy Jimenez will head to the 10-day IL with what is being described as a “low-grade hamstring strain.” In a corresponding move, Jake Burger was called up to the majors.

It is unclear when exactly Jimenez sustained the injury, but he appeared to tweak something during the seventh inning of Monday’s home opener. The initial prognosis is that Jimenez will be out for two-to-three weeks.

Jimenez had gotten off to a slow start this season, hitting just .211/.318/.316 with a 79 wRC+ through the team’s first five games. He has yet to see any time in the outfield this season, and it’s likely that streak will continue once he returns from his injury. In just three games down in Charlotte to start this season, Burger was 2-for-12 with a couple of strikeouts.

While a main piece of the Sox lineup landing on the IL five games into the season is far from ideal, it seems the injury is minor, and the club didn’t want to risk Jimenez hurting himself worse trying to play through it. In the meantime, expect Burger to get the majority of his at-bats as a DH against LHP, while Gavin Sheets becomes the DH against RHP.

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Scott McKissick

Time to move on from the bonus baby. Can’t win games on the injured list. If he refuses to stretch and prepare, find someone who will. Adios Biggest baby!


He is what he is, and when he is on, the guy can hit. I guess I will learn to expect this. After all, I don’t want him wearing a Houston shirt.

Red Barchetta


Paul Howard

So he’s the DH. Sits in the dugout while his muscles cool down, then sprints to first and around the bases. What did they think was going to happen? I know the players stretch out before the game, but how about during the game. Especially with a roster full of guys who pull muscles all the time. Instead of going to the video room next to the dugout, how about converting the room for stretching

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