Eloy Jimenez out up to 6 months in White Sox crusher


The Chicago White Sox are expected to be without one of their power bats for much – or all – of the 2021 season.

Outfielder Eloy Jimenez has suffered a ruptured left pectoral tendon, and surgery has been recommended, according to general manager Rick Hahn, with a recovery timeline of 5-to-6 months. He will seek a second opinion, “but surgery is likely,” MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweeted.

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White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez will miss up to six months with a ruptured pectoral tendon.
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The 24-year-old Jimenez clubbed 31 home runs in 2019, finishing fourth in Rookie of the Year voting in the American League. He also batted .296 with 14 homers and an OPS of .891 in 55 games last season, earning an AL Silver Slugger designation.

Jimenez was injured attempting to rob a home run in Cactus League action Wednesday against Oakland.

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