CHICAGO (CBS) — The White Sox shall be getting an enormous increase on Monday, as Eloy Jimenez is anticipated to make his season debut.
Supervisor Tony La Russa mentioned Jimenez shall be known as up from Triple-A Charlotte and can doubtless be within the Sox lineup in Kansas Metropolis, probably as designated hitter.
Whereas followers might anticipate massive issues immediately, La Russa says Jimenez ought to really feel the strain to provide.
“Total we’re enjoying good, for him to really feel like, ‘Simply let me take my at-bats,’ and there’s quite a lot of assist throughout that lineup,” La Russa mentioned. “It’s actually good to be truthful, so far as the strain he’s going to really feel.”
Jimenez was cleared to renew baseball actions on June 14, lower than three months after his surgical procedure to restore a torn pectoral tendon. He mentioned he feels higher now than he did throughout spring coaching.
The best-handed slugger is coming off a formidable 2020 season when he gained an American League Silver Slugger award, after slashing .296/.332/.559, and ending second on the staff in OPS (.890), doubles (14), residence runs (14), and RBI (41).