The Chicago White Sox are already dealing with lots of injuries. It is honestly sad how talented this team is but continues to be depleted by horrid injury luck. That is now even worse with the injury that Eloy Jimenez suffered on Saturday.
Eloy was trying to beat out a ground ball when his foot caught the back on the base. He was out but he went down in a lot of pain. He was holding his hamstring while screaming in pain. Eventually, the cart came out and took him away.
It was as brutal of a scene as a White Sox fan could have watched on a very nice Saturday. He is probably going to be out for a while. The Chicago White Sox officially announced that he is dealing with hamstring soreness and that he is being further evaluated.
There could be some hope that he is going to be okay sooner than expected but didn’t count on it. This team has had the worst injury luck in the league over the past two years. It is honestly remarkable how bad it has gotten now.
We can hope that Eloy Jimenez is going to be okay after hurting his hamstring.
We can only hope that they are able to overcome these injuries as they did in 2021. So far, things are not looking good. They need a spark now that Jimenez is going to be out for a while. Some of the other injured players are going to be coming back soon now but missing Jimenez is going to be tough.
This is a guy who isn’t very good at the outfield but he is a tremendous hitter. He has the possibility to hit 35-50 home runs in any given season but he has yet to stay mostly healthy since his rookie year. When he is able to do that if ever, the sky will be the limit.
Who is going to replace Eloy Jimenez on the roster if an Injured List stint is needed? Well, there are outside options like Michael Conforto, options on the MLB roster like Andrew Vaughn and Adam Engel, or organizational options like Micker Adolfo. Either way, they won’t be as prolific as Eloy Jimenez so this is awful news. Hopefully, it isn’t as bad as it looks.