The Chicago White Sox discovered slugger Eloy Jiménez will be shut down for the vast majority of the period.
Jiménez is required to be sidelined for five to a half years subsequent to bursting his left pectoral ligament attempting to make a play in the outfield during a display game.
The 24-year-old Jiménez needs a medical procedure to fix the injury, placing his season in danger. Senior supervisor Rick Hahn said the group will know more when he starts the recovery cycle.
“Clearly a troublesome misfortune for us, significant piece of our offense, and one that is a cycle of a stun to the framework,” Hahn said Thursday on a video phone call, a day after Jiménez was harmed.
Chicago, coming a season finisher appearance and focusing on the AL Central title, opens next Thursday at the Los Angeles Angels.
Jiménez was harmed Wednesday when he attempted to make a jumping snatch at the divider on Sean Murphy’s performance homer for Oakland. Jiménez’s left arm scarcely moved as he strolled off the field with a mentor.
The injury promptly prompted another round of inquiries concerning whether Jiménez may be more qualified for assigned hitter than left field — where he has gotten multiple times since his major association debut in 2019.
“Our greatest concern is Eloy. He’s the person who’s harmed. He’s the person that is had the opportunity to go through the recovery,” administrator Tony La Russa said.
Jiménez, who tosses and bats right-gave, was procured in a July 2017 exchange with the crosstown Cubs. He hit 31 homers in his first year in quite a while in 2019. He batted .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs in 55 games during the pandemic-abbreviated season.