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White Sox bring Eloy Jimenez back from injured list

The South Siders are getting a big bat back in the lineup at the right time.

Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers
Eloy Jiménez of the Chicago White Sox runs in to make a catch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 08, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona.
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Chicago White Sox fans and bettors continue to receive good news on Eloy Jimenez’s progress.

The White Sox have officially brought the slugger back from the injured list, according to NBC Sports Chicago insider Vinnie Duber. In a corresponding move, the team sends Jake Burger to Triple-A Charlotte.

Jimenez suffered a torn pectoral ahead of the season with an estimated recovery time of five to six months. The outfielder has accelerated that timeline slightly with his rehab, but the team will still be cautious with re-integrating him in the clubhouse. Jimenez hit .294 with 14 home runs in the 2020 season and will give the White Sox a massive bat when he officially returns.

The White Sox are 59-40 and 9.0 games up in the AL Central on the second-place Cleveland Indians (now Cleveland Guardians). They are +300 to win the AL and +750 to win the World Series, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Jimenez’s return should improve those odds as the season goes on.