White Sox Get Positive Eloy Jimenez Injury Update Following Wednesday Night Scare

Devon Platana
The Chicago White Sox have received a positive Eloy Jimenez injury update following Wednesday night's scare.
The Chicago White Sox have received a positive Eloy Jimenez injury update following Wednesday night's scare. / Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox were given a massive scare Wednesday night when left fielder Eloy Jimenez exited the game against Seattle Mariners after fouling a ball off of his left ankle. The 25-year-old has a history of ankle injuries, so it's understandable that fans and the team were concerned.

Fortunately, the White Sox have received positive news with the latest injury update. X-rays taken Monday night have come back negative and Jimenez will only be day-to-day with an ankle contusion instead of anything more serious.

Eloy Jimenez Injury Update

White Sox manager Tony La Russa already confirmed that Jimenez will miss Thursday's contest against the Mariners. Having said that, the fact that he isn't expected to miss much more time is a major positive after he missed the majority of the 2021 campaign with a slew of injuries.

Jimenez has kicked off the 2022 MLB season with four hits in 17 at-bats, one of which is a home run. He's racked up seven RBIs with a .235/.263/.412 slash line, with the hope being that he can pick up and improve from where he left off upon his return.

The White Sox have begun the season with a 4-1 record, leaving time to tell if they can build off that in Jimenez's absence. Despite that impressive start, they're set to enter Thursday's contest against the Mariners as the slight -104 moneyline underdogs at home, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB Odds.

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