The Chicago White Sox announced on Thursday morning that outfielder Eloy Jimenez will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Winston Salem Friday. Jimenez has been out since March 29 when it was reported that he would be out at least 4-5 months with a ruptured left pectoral tendon.
The 24-year-old outfielder suffered the injury in a Spring Training game as he was trying to make an attempt to steal a home run. Jimenez’s injury was just the beginning of a rash of injuries that have hit the White Sox this season. Earlier this week, the team announced that catcher Yasmani Grandal will be out for sometime due to a knee tendon injury.
The White Sox are hoping Jimenez’s rehab assignments goes well as they can sure use him in the outfield. Last season, the young outfielder had a great year at the plate, slashing .296/.332/.559 with 14 HRs and 41 RBI. As a rookie in 2019, Jimenez crushed 31 HRs and drove in 79 RBI, while hitting .267 in 122 games.