White Sox Slugger Jiménez Sidelined With Bruised Foot

White Sox Slugger Jiménez Sidelined With Bruised Foot

CHICAGO: Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimnez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.

The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimnez is a concern.

Jimnez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need to be off his feet for a few days.

Theres inflammation in there and they want to calm it down Renteria said. Well know more in a few days.

The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.

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