Chicago White Sox announce big news on Eloy Jimenez
Rumors about Eloy Jimenez were all over social media on Monday morning and afternoon after he posted a positive update on his Instagram. He used the phrase “almost back” which had fans going crazy in excitement. It is fair as the Chicago White Sox would be getting back a player who can hit 50 home runs and have 120 RBIs in a full season if he reached his potential.
The Chicago White Sox backed up Eloy Jimenez’s Instagram post with an update.
Well, the White Sox made things even better with their Monday afternoon announcement. They revealed on social media that Jimenez has been medically cleared to resume baseball activities at the White Sox complex in Arizona. They said this part is expected to take about four weeks. After that is over, he could be cleared for a rehab assignment with a White Sox affiliate.
If Jimenez is playing with the Charlotte Knights before August even begins, that would be amazing news for the White Sox as they look to win the American League pennant and potentially the World Series.
He has progressed along so well which is very important to this recovery process. There are some folks who thought he would miss the entire season at one point but now he might be back way sooner than expected.
The White Sox were also sure to point out that there is no timetable set for his return to the Major League Club. If you had to guess, however, you would think that for or six more weeks is the minimum. If he is taking four weeks for this phase of the rehab process, you would think he gets at least a week or two in AAA before his return to big league action.
Adam Engel was in Charlotte for seven games and was called up when injury struck Billy Hamilton. Things like that may dictate when Jimenez gets the call up once he is ready as well but you never know. Either way, it is amazing that we are having this conversation because Jimenez is an incredibly important piece of this puzzle.
When he returns, the White Sox are automatically a better team. They have been in first place for most of this season despite all of the injuries that they have had. It has been truly remarkable so if they are able to get a bit healthier, they could be World Series bound. Hopefully, this update excites all White Sox fans because this is a huge step.