Chicago White Sox: Eloy Jimenez is hinting at a quick return?
The Chicago White Sox could use a little more punch in their starting lineup right now. They have a cast of characters that can create a lot of offense but we know the damage a player like Eloy Jimenez can create. They have been without him due to an injury he sustained during Spring Training. The initial thought was that he was going to miss almost the entire season. Now, he might be hinting that he is going to be back sooner rather than later.
The Chicago White Sox could get Eloy Jimenez back sooner than people think.
Eloy Jimenez was clearly devastated when he was told he would be out. This is a kid that is as full of energy as anyone in the league. He loves to smile and have a good time but more importantly, he loves to play baseball. He is also an elite hitter that is as good as any power hitter in the world. The White Sox were thinking he could hit 40 home runs and have 120 RBIs this season.
Jimenez was rumored at first to be coming back in September right in time to play in the playoffs. Well, it seems like he is going to be back sooner than that. Obviously, anything can happen but he seems to think he will be back soon. He hinted that he will be back soon on his Instagram with the quote “almost time” over the picture.
It would be very exciting to see him return. For one, if he came back sooner than we expected, people on the team would certainly get a boost. He is also world’s better than anyone he would be replacing in the lineup. He would inject a lot of life into the organization just by his presence, let alone any on-the-field production he provides.
As good as the White Sox pitching has been this season, they need some of their offensive stars back. Luis Robert is going to be gone for a while but seeing that Jimenez is so optimistic is a good sign. Hopefully, this isn’t all for social media and he is actually on track to make an earlier than anticipated return.
The White Sox just needs to tread water until he gets back. The bats have been quiet against the New York Yankees so far in the series but they have one more game to explode. Then, they are going to return to Chicago where there will be 60% capacity. All of these things could lead to something awesome.