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White Sox OF Eloy Jimenez to begin rehab assignment

The 24-year-old outfielder has yet to play a game this season for the Southsiders.

Eloy Jimenez #74 of the Chicago White Sox in action against the Kansas City Royals during a preseason game at Surprise Stadium on March 03, 2021 in Surprise, Arizona. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The Chicago White Sox announced on Thursday morning that outfielder Eloy Jimenez will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Winston Salem Friday. Jimenez has been out since March 29 when it was reported that he would be out at least 4-5 months with a ruptured left pectoral tendon.

The 24-year-old outfielder suffered the injury in a Spring Training game as he was trying to make an attempt to steal a home run. Jimenez’s injury was just the beginning of a rash of injuries that have hit the White Sox this season. Earlier this week, the team announced that catcher Yasmani Grandal will be out for sometime due to a knee tendon injury.

The White Sox are hoping Jimenez’s rehab assignments goes well as they can sure use him in the outfield. Last season, the young outfielder had a great year at the plate, slashing .296/.332/.559 with 14 HRs and 41 RBI. As a rookie in 2019, Jimenez crushed 31 HRs and drove in 79 RBI, while hitting .267 in 122 games.