The Chicago White Sox need Eloy Jimenez back as soon as possible. We don’t know what his future is as a defensive player but we do know that he can be a game-changer with his bat. The faster he comes back, the faster the White Sox can get their offense on track.
It has been a while since he has played with the White Sox. Things have been very bad since his injury and getting him back could provide them a boost. He always has the best attitude along with the ability to hit baseballs a long way.
He made his first rehab start with the AAA Charlotte Knights on Saturday night. That was great news until we found out that he left the game early because of leg soreness. The White Sox later came out and provided an update on the situation.
They confirmed that he is day to day with right leg soreness. He is probably going to be okay from this in the long term but they need him to start getting healthy. It is getting to the point where he is always injured. After what we saw him do in 2019 and 2020 offensively, it is sad.
Eloy Jimenez is going to make a huge impact when he returns to the lineup.
We don’t have to be sad for long though. We know how prolific he can be and it is only a matter of time before his luck starts to change. If it truly just is some leg soreness, it could be from lack of game effort for a while. He should be good to go in no time.
Once he starts to pick it up in Charlotte for a few consecutive games, you can bet that it won’t be long before he is brought back up to the Chicago White Sox. Even if he takes a few games to really get going once he’s back in MLB, he can’t get much worse than the rest of the offense.
This will also really help most of his teammates around him. Inserting a bat like that across the rest of the lineup is going to change things. The other hitters are going to get better pitches and there is going to be more opportunity for timely offense. Hopefully, this setback doesn’t keep him out for extra time.