Jimenez went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's Cactus League game against Texas. Jimenez launched his first spring homer, swatting the first pitch he saw over the right-center field fence in the second inning. The second-year slugger finished 2019 with a 1.090 OPS and nine homers during the month of September, suggesting greater things may lay ahead in 2020. In response to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Jimenez said, "Why not?" when asked if 50 homers are a possibility in 2020.
Jimenez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers. Jimenez cracked his 31st home run in the afternoon and followed up with a single in the nightcap, putting the finishing touches on what has been his best month of the season. Jimenez has hit safely in 19 of 23 games during September while posting a slash line of .344/.388/.719.
Jimenez (illness) is back in the lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers. An illness kept Jimenez out of action for the last two games, but he's good to go now, batting cleanup as the designated hitter. He owns an excellent .373/.407/.696 slash line over his last 24 games.
Jimenez (illness) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Indians. Jimenez will take a break for a second straight game as he continues to deal with an ear infection and sore throat. Ryan Cordell is starting in left field and hitting ninth in place of Jimenez on Thursday. According to Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald, Jimenez will be available in an emergency Thursday, though he's more likely to return Friday against the Tigers.
Jimenez is not in the lineup Wednesday due to an ear infection and sore throat, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. Jimenez is not with the White Sox for Wednesday's game, indicating he won't be available off the bench. Daniel Palka is starting in place of Jimenez, who is slashing .348/.389/.719 with eight home runs and 23 RBI through 21 games this month. Consider the 22-year-old day-to-day heading into Thursday's series finale.
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