Chicago White Sox Video: Jose Abreu pays tribute to Eloy Jimenez
The Chicago White Sox have a brotherhood in their clubhouse. There are a lot of fun personalities in there and they love playing baseball with each other. In addition to just being fun guys, they are also really good. This is a team that has a good chance to be a really good team in 2021 if they stay mostly healthy.
That hasn’t come easy so far. They lost Adam Engel for a few weeks but that isn’t the big one. Eloy Jimenez is going to miss 5-6 months because of surgery to repair a torn pectoral tendon. It happened when he tried to rob a home run last week but that isn’t here nor there. It happened and they just need to get him healthy.
He is one of the most beloved players by his teammates and the fans. He has one of the most contagious smiles that you could ever come across. He knows he is going to be back strong but it is a devastating loss for this 2021 regular season. He should be back right in time for the playoffs, however, if everything goes well.
Jose Abreu honored his Chicago White Sox teammate during Sunday’s spring game.
He isn’t going to be gone for the entire season, especially if they do make the playoffs, but his teammates are still going to miss him. We all know about how Jimenez likes to use his bright red batting gloves. They don’t match the White Sox black, white, and gray color concept at all so they stick out very well. It is his signature thing that he likes to do. Well, Jose Abreu honored Jimenez on Sunday by keeping a pair of them sticking out of his backside pocket.
It is a small gesture, but it shows how much he means to them. Jimenez is the heart and soul of this team and will be sorely missed. Abreu doing that showed great leadership and compassion for his teammate. It is good to see this White Sox team play so well but it is even cooler to see them be this likable. Hopefully, Abreu and the White Sox will be primed for a deep run when Jimenez gets back in the lineup.