The Chicago White Sox can’t catch a break on the injury front this year. Already without several mainstays, left fielder Eloy Jimenez exited Wednesday’s game early after fouling a ball off his ankle. He departed with left ankle soreness and underwent x-rays. The results came back negative and the White Sox have deemed Jimenez day-to-day with a left ankle bruise.
The play in question happened during Jimenez’s at-bat in the third inning. After fouling the ball off his ankle, he remained in the game and eventually struck out. He even went back onto the field defensively and remained in the game until his lineup spot came up in the fifth inning. That’s when Tony La Russa pulled Jimenez from the game and replaced him with Leury Garcia.
The outlook could surely be worse for Eloy Jimenez, but an absence of any length would still be a blow to the Chicago White Sox. Fellow corner outfielder AJ Pollock is on the injured list due to a hamstring issue. If Jimenez needs a few days to recuperate, the South Siders will have to dive further into their depth chart once again, an all too common theme to date this young season.
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