Update: Jimenez’s X-Rays came back negative. He is considered day-to-day, which is a great relief for Jimenez, the White Sox and their fans.
UPDATE: X-rays are normal. He is day-to-day with a left ankle contusion. https://t.co/BifVKIAreo— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 14, 2022
Eloy Jiménez left the game with left ankle soreness and is being further evaluated.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 14, 2022
This is yet another injury blow for the White Sox early in the season, with the team already seeing Lucas Giolito and Yoan Moncada suffer setbacks. Jimenez was one of the team’s prized prospects and was expected to be a big offensive contributor this season. He did suffer an injury last season but came back and finished the season with 10 home runs and 37 RBIs in 55 games to help the White Sox win the AL Central.
If Jimenez does miss time, look for the White Sox to lean more heavily on Tim Anderson and Luis Robert offensively. Jose Abreu will also have to take on a bigger role. As far as a replacement outfielder goes, Adam Engel and Gavin Sheets could see additional playing time.