Once seen as contenders, the Chicago White Sox have been anything but that in the 2022 MLB season. A long list of injuries has played a big role in their underwhelming 26-28 start, including one to starting left fielder Eloy Jimenez, who's been sidelined since April 23 with a leg injury.
White Sox fans got some concerning news on Thursday when it was revealed that Jimenez's rehab program has hit a pause. Although the concern is valid, general manager Rick Hahn told reporters that the pause is "part of the process" and nothing to be worried about.
Eloy Jimenez Injury Update
Hahn did his best to stop people from thinking of the worst-case scenario, saying that Jimenez's issue is not the result of a new injury, nor is it any sort of re-aggravation of the original one. It's just a long step in his recovery and "should not have any long-term effect on him."
The White Sox are hoping that Jimenez can get back into the swing of things and potentially have his rehab assignment as early as next week. If all goes well, it shouldn't be that much longer before he's back in the Major-League lineup.
The 25-year-old was batting .222 with a home run and seven RBIs through 11 games so far this season. Although it's a small sample size and his batting average could be better, his start to the campaign did put him on pace for 14 HRs and 104 RBIs in a 162-game season.
Jimenez has a lot to offer to the White Sox when healthy, so hopefully this is the last significant injury he deals with this season. If he can put those issues behind him, it's far from too late for Chicago to turn its season around.
White Sox World Series Odds
You wouldn't know that the White Sox have been struggling just by looking at their 2022 World Series odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. They're currently available at +2000, which ranks fourth-best in the American League and ninth-best across the Majors.
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