The White Sox placed Jimenez (pectoral) on the 60-day injured list Thursday.
Jimenez is expected to be sidelined for about 4-to-5 months after undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair a torn left pectoral tendon, so Chicago's decision to place him on the 60-day IL rather than the 10-day IL won't have any bearing on his timeline for making his 2021 debut. The transaction opened up a spot on the 40-man roster for Billy Hamilton, who will begin the season as a reserve outfielder for the White Sox.
Jimenez underwent surgery on his ruptured left pectoral tendon Tuesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Jimenez suffered the injury while trying to rob a home run in a Cactus League contest. General manager Rick Hahn confirmed that his timeline to return remains five to six months, contradicting reports from Monday that indicated Jimenez could be back in as little as four months. That timeline means Jimenez won't be back in game action until late August at the earliest. The White Sox expect to update Jimenez's timeline in three months.
Doctors confirmed Monday that Jimenez suffered a pectoral tear, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Jimenez will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the damage following this confirmation. There is some good news for the White Sox, in that the recovery period is expected to last around four-to-five months, which is slightly better than the initial five-to-six month timeframe.
Jimenez will miss five to six months after being diagnosed with a ruptured left pectoral tendon, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Jimenez suffered the injury while attempting to rob a home run Wednesday. He'll undergo surgery and miss the majority of the season. The expected recovery timeline places his return date sometime between late August and late September. Leury Garcia and Adam Engel (hamstring) are the primary candidates to start in left field in his absence, though the White Sox could also look to bring in a free agent like Yoenis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig or Josh Reddick. The team is also considering trying Andrew Vaughn in left field, though he's been purely a first baseman in the minors.
Jimenez could be out for most of the year with a torn pectoral, Jim Duquette of Sirius XM Radio reports.
Jimenez was initially diagnosed with left shoulder discomfort after injuring himself while trying to rob a home run Wednesday, but it appears as though he might be dealing with a much more serious injury. The White Sox are expected to update his status Thursday afternoon. An extended absence would likely open up starts for Leury Garcia or Adam Engel in left field, though Engel is currently dealing with a strained hamstring.
The White Sox announced that Jimenez was removed from Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Athletics due to left shoulder discomfort.
The initial diagnosis doesn't provide much clarity regarding the extent of Jimenez's injury, but the White Sox should have a better idea about his condition when he's re-evaluated Thursday. The 24-year-old slugger sustained the shoulder injury while attempting to rob a home-run ball at the left-field fence.
Jimenez exited Wednesday's spring game against the Athletics in the top of the second inning with an apparent left shoulder injury, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Jimenez sustained the injury while reaching over the wall in left field to try to save a home run in the second inning. He was shaken up on the play and immediately left the game with a trainer. The exact nature and severity of the injury isn't yet known.
Jimenez went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBI in Monday's spring game against San Francisco.
The home run was Jimenez's second of the Cactus League. The young slugger has found his swing over the last week, going 7-for-17 with three extra-base hits and nine RBI over the last four games.
Jimenez went 2-for-3 with a triple and a solo home run in Thursday's spring game against the Reds.
The two extra-base hits were Jimenez's first of the Cactus League. Chicago's starting left fielder is 5-for-19 with three runs scored through seven spring games. Jimenez has established himself has one of the game's best sluggers and could put up monster counting numbers in 2021, the first year he'll have a chance to play a full 162-game schedule at the MLB level.
Jimenez is still viewed as the everyday left fielder heading into spring training, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Jimenez played 54 games in the outfield during the 2020 campaign, but he's had some defensive issues to begin his major-league career. General manager Rick Hahn said Wednesday that Jimenez could still start some games as the designated hitter, but the 24-year-old is viewed as the team's everyday left fielder heading into 2021.
Jimenez left Thursday's game against the Athletics with right foot discomfort.
Jimenez was removed from the game after blasting a double in the third inning, and it appears as though he aggravated his foot injury that forced him to miss the first two games of the AL Wild Card Series. Should the White Sox win Thursday's decisive Game 3, Jimenez could perhaps return for the AL Division Series.
Jimenez exited Game 3 of the AL Wild Card Series against the Athletics on Thursday with an apparent injury, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Jimenez returned to Chicago's lineup as the designated hitter for the decisive Game 3 after missing a week with a sprained foot. He doubled in the top of the third inning, but he was visited by trainers at second base shortly after and exited the game. The nature and severity of his injury aren't clear.
Jimenez (foot) will bat cleanup as the designated hitter for Game 3 of the Wild Card Series against Oakland on Thursday.
Jimenez will play for the first time in a week after dealing with a sprained foot. He didn't appear in either of the first two games of the series despite reportedly being available off the bench, but he's ready to go for the deciding contest. He hit .296/.332/.559 in 55 games this season, so his presence should be a big boost to Chicago's lineup.
Jimenez (foot) remains sidelined for Game 2 of the AL Wild Card Series against Oakland on Wednesday.
Jimenez remains out while dealing with the mild right foot sprain that cost him the final three games of the regular season. He didn't appear off the bench in Game 1 despite reportedly being available, but he wasn't needed as the White Sox won 4-1. Leury Garcia remains the starter in left field in his absence.
Jimenez (foot) has made the White Sox's wild-card roster but will not be in the lineup for Game 1 against the A's on Tuesday.
Jimenez is still working his way back from the mild right foot sprain that cost him the final three games of the regular season. He's seemingly quite close to a return but still felt discomfort Tuesday morning and won't be asked to start. He's expected to be available off the bench.
Jimenez (foot) worked out on the field Monday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Jimenez missed the final three games of the season with a mild right foot sprain. His status for the start of the postseason, which begins for the White Sox on Tuesday against the Athletics, remains up in the air, though he reportedly looked good during Monday's workout.
Jimenez (foot) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.
Manager Rick Renteria said Jimenez was unlikely to play this weekend after suffering the mild right foot sprain Thursday, and he's been held out of the lineup all three games, as expected. Assuming he won't appear off the bench, the 23-year-old finishes 2020 with a .296/.332/.559 slash line, 14 homers, 26 runs and 41 RBI in 55 games. According to Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald, Renteria indicated Jimenez looks "much better" Sunday and is cautiously optimistic he'll be ready for the start of the playoffs Tuesday.
Jimenez (foot) will remain on the bench as expected Saturday against the Cubs.
Jimenez remains day-to-day with a mild sprain of his right foot. He's unlikely to play again before the regular season ends Sunday, but his participation in the playoffs may not be threatened. Adam Engel will continue to be the left fielder in his absence.
Jimenez is considered day-to-day with a mild right foot sprain, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Jimenez left Thursday's game with the injury, which was originally called right foot soreness. Adam Engel starts in left field Friday. The White Sox have clinched a playoff berth but are still fighting with the Twins for the AL Central title, and they don't want to rush Jimenez back before he's ready simply for seeding purposes. As a result, he isn't expected to play at any point this weekend, per Scott Merkin of MLB.com.
Jimenez (foot) will sit Friday against the Cubs.
Jimenez left Thursday's game against Cleveland with a sore right foot. He'll miss the chance to face the team that traded him away as a prospect back in 2017 on this occasion, though it's possible he returns over the weekend.
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