The Chicago White Sox passed along some very tough news on Thursday. Eloy Jimenez is going to be out for 5-6 months because of surgery he is getting to repair a ruptured pectoral tendon. It is a huge blow to the White Sox for a lot of reasons. The first and most important reason is what he brings to the team on the baseball side of things. He is an elite hitter that can be a home run champion. He is still going to do those things someday but we just have to wait a little longer now.
The Chicago White Sox should get Eloy Jimenez back before the playoffs.
The fact that they will have him back in time for the postseason is really good news. We don’t know how rusty he is going to be or anything like that but his talent should be able to take over once he is healthy. He is always a man in good spirits too which should help him in his recovery.
He took to Instagram to send a message to everyone. He had some things to say that are very encouraging when you think about his road to recovery. He believes that life is full of obstacles and you can only handle them as they happen. He also vowed that he will be back. It was a nice message and one that was important for fans to hear at this time.
We know that it is very difficult to replace someone like Eloy. They are going to do their best to tread water while he is gone but they certainly won’t give up hope. They still have one of the most dominant lineups in all of baseball. Yoan Moncada is going to be fully healthy, Luis Robert is taking another step, and Andrew Vaughn is in the mix.
This team isn’t going to miss a beat and Jimenez is going to come back right in time. It is unfortunate circumstances at this time because we were just about to get going. When he is back, the team needs to make sure that he is safe out there with whatever role they decide for him. He is a big part of this team’s future and it is fair to believe him when he says that he will be back.