White Sox OF Jimenez carted off after hamstring injury




Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson talks with left fielder Eloy Jimenez in the dugout during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo / Carlos Osorio)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jiménez was carted off after injuring his hamstring in the second inning of Saturday’s game in Minnesota.

Jimenez stretched for first base while running out a ground ball to third. He stumbled after the play and his right knee appeared to lock up. Jiménez fell face-first to the ground in shallow left field and immediately grabbed at his right leg.

After being down several minutes, he was taken off on a cart. The team announced he left the game with right hamstring soreness.

The oft-injured Jimenez is hitting .222 through 11 games this season with one home run and seven RBIs. The 25-year-old slugger missed several months last season with a pectoral injury.

He played 55 games in the shortened 2020 season and 122 in his rookie year of 2019 when he hit 31 home runs.


Chicago White Sox's Eloy Jimenez leaves the field on a cart after falling to the turf on a groundout to the Minnesota Twins in the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Minneapolis.  (AP Photo / Bruce Kluckhohn)

Chicago White Sox’s Eloy Jimenez leaves the field on a cart after falling to the turf on a groundout to the Minnesota Twins in the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo / Bruce Kluckhohn)

Gavin Sheets took Jimenez’s spot in the lineup in the second game of the three-game series against the Twins.

Chicago was already without starting third baseman Yoán Moncada, starting pitchers Lucas Giolito and Lance Lynn and key relievers Joe Kelly and Garrett Crochet.

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