The reality of the situation right now is that Eloy Jimenez of the Chicago White Sox is injury prone. That doesn’t mean that he isn’t an elite player but it is always going to take him a minute to get going if he keeps leaving the lineup for extended periods of time.
In 2020, we saw just how dominant he can be when he was fully healthy for an extended period of time. We are still waiting for him to get back to that. So far in 2022, he has missed most of the season with a hamstring injury.
When he finally came back, he came back with a vengeance as he hit a home run in his first game back. It is so obvious how he can change games when he is feeling good. However, he is already missing games again following his return.
He made a catch on the run a few games ago and left because of what looked like some soreness. He hasn’t played since. This is another time when we have to sit around and wait to hear what is going on with him.
The Chicago White Sox gave an update on Eloy Jimenez before the Friday game.
Before Friday night’s huge game against the Minnesota Twins, Tony La Russa told everyone that he is unlikely to play before the All-Star break. It is a bad break for him as he wants to be out there but it is also nice that the break is coming right now.
Eloy, according to himself before the game, is already hitting but not running. That right there is already a faster road back than last time. It would be really nice to see him get back out there right when they return from the All-Star break. They need this kid going well if they are going to make a run.
The entire mood changes around this team when he is out there. He is a joy to watch play because he is so good but also because he has an electric personality. The White Sox will be so much better off with him healthy which is why keeping him out of the Minnesota series is smart.