The Chicago White Sox put out some important news about outfielder Eloy Jimenez who is recovering from minor hamstring surgery.
It would appear as if the White Sox are putting a stop to Jimenez’s rehab assignment in AAA Charlotte thanks to the leg soreness that he has been feeling in his leg. This is a setback towards getting him back in the White Sox regular lineup where his bat is very much needed right now.
The fact that Jimenez is experiencing the soreness at this time is a little bit troubling. He’s had a bit of time to rehab but apparently, he isn’t healing as fast as he or the White Sox would have hoped.
So, what does this mean for Jimenez’s return to the Sox regular lineup? Well, before he begins a new rehab period, which normally consists of 20 days, he must remain inactive for five days.
So that sets him back five days in addition to whatever time he needs to actually rehab and work with the Charlotte club to get in shape to prepare for his return.
When he returns to playing, he will have 20 days to get through the rehab time and join the White Sox. If he doesn’t, he’s going to have to wait five days and then try again.
The Chicago White Sox needs to get Eloy Jimenez back to full health really soon.
Hopefully, this doesn’t become a vicious cycle that he ends up having to repeat for while. That would eat up time that he could be up with the White Sox.
Of course, we all want Jimenez back, healthy, and ready to go and we don’t want it to happen at the expense of his long-term health. Jimenez was on the 11th day of the rehab assignment in Charlotte when they shut him down so he didn’t use the full 20 days.
The club clearly saw that his progress was slow and that he was going to need another shot with a rehab assignment so they put an end to it and opened the door for another rehab one.
The White Sox would love to get Jimenez back as soon as possible. Hopefully, his next shot at rehab is a productive one and he’s able to get back with the team. His ability to contribute on offense could really help this team win.