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Eloy Jimenez is back and in Chicago White Sox starting lineup

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 07: Eloy Jimenez #74 of the Chicago White Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson #7 hits a double in the 6th inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 07, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 07: Eloy Jimenez #74 of the Chicago White Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson #7 hits a double in the 6th inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 07, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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The 2022 season has been a struggle for the Chicago White Sox. They have been a very average (maybe even below average) for most of the year. After these two losses to the Minnesota Twins, they need a boost. They are hoping to get that in the form of Eloy Jimenez.

On Wednesday morning ahead of their afternoon series finale with the Twins, the White Sox announced that Eloy Jimenez is going to be activated from the 60-Day Injured List following his rehab assignment. 

We have seen health be a problem for Jimenez over the last two seasons. However, when he is healthy, he is a rather prolific home run hitter. This White Sox team has lacked power for most of the 2020 season and could absolutely use a boost.

In this first game back, he is going to bat sixth in the order and play left field. This is amazing news for the White Sox. We also know that he is a tremendous bright spot in the clubhouse in terms of personality. Everything becomes more fun when he is around.

Eloy Jimenez is back with the Chicago White Sox after a long time on the Injured List.

The White Sox didn’t only make this move on Wednesday either. Jake Burger is going on the 10-Day Injured List with a bone bruise on his right hand. They also placed Vince Velasquez on the 15-Day Injured List with a blister on his right index finger.

They recalled Jimmy Lambert from Charlotte as well as transferred Danny Mendickk to the 60-Day Injured List. Hopefully, Velasquez and Burger are okay. Fans love Burger but Jimenez is a significantly better replacement on the roster.

The same can be said for Jimmy Lambert at this point as he is absolutely more deserving of a roster spot than Velasquez. This is a team that has a lot of work to do but they became a better version of themselves in one day.

Lance Lynn is on the mound in this game where Eloy Jimenez returns so getting a big win could turn things around for a while. They need to start stringing together some wins in order to get something out of this season. With Jimenez back in the mix, anything is possible.

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