According to the Chicago White Sox themselves, Eloy Jimenez has landed on the ten-day injured list with a right ulnar nerve contusion.
There is no definitive timeline released for when to expect Jimenez back on the 25-man roster, but there is a chance that the White Sox could take a slow approach to ensure that he doesn’t return before he is fully healed. Expect this IL stint to last at least a few weeks, but there is also a chance that we may not see him return until late September. This is not the worst news that could have came from the injury, but is certainly upsetting to see nonetheless.
In his place, the White Sox have purchased the contract of infielder Ryan Goins. Over his time in the major leagues, Goins is a career .228/.274/.333 hitter. His MLB stats aren’t eye-opening, but the 31-year old has been solid for AAA Charlotte this season, hitting .322/.406/.531 with 10 home runs and 48 RBIs. Goins can play all throughout the infield and will hold down shortstop at times until Tim Anderson returns from injury while allowing Leury Garcia to return to center field. He will do just that right off the bat, as he is penciled in to play shortstop and bat ninth tonight at Kansas City.
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