White Sox news: Eloy Jimenez set to make season debut Monday vs. Royals
Tony La Russa expects Eloy Jiménez to be in Kansas City tomorrow, and expects to put him in the lineup.
— James Fegan (@JRFegan) July 25, 2021
Eloy Jimenez suffered a ruptured left pectoral tendon in March, which consequently led to getting surgery to help with the injury. In June, he was cleared to commence all baseball activities and was then assigned to a rehab assignment.
The White Sox have dearly missed him on offense. He should be able to bring some more power to a starting nine that has gone through numerous injuries. He should also make the team even more dangerous once the postseason comes.
Another big player that is slowly returning is Luis Robert. Robert was also sidelined due to injury (Hip-flexor). He is currently heading for a rehab assignment, where he can slowly climb up the ranks and return to a roster that desperately needs him. He has the defensive prowess that the White Sox need and also some pop that the team wouldn’t be opposed to having.
The White Sox have been playing with a makeshift outfield that consists of Brian Goodwin, Gavin Sheets and Billy Hamilton. Even though they still have been winning games with an awkward outfield rotation, getting two of their best outfielders back from injury will be big once home stretch comes. Even though this team has faced countless setbacks, they still manage to lead their division and have a good chance to go to the World Series.
The White Sox will play the Royals Monday night.