CHICAGO (CBS) — The White Sox may have dropped two of three to the Milwaukee Brewers, but they’re starting off the week with a big add.
Slugger Eloy Jimenez will DH and bat cleanup in his season debut Monday night in Kansas City, after tearing a pectoral tendon in Spring Training.READ MORE: Man Dead, Woman In Critical Condition After Car Crashes Into Tree In Sauganash
In case there were any doubt, he’s all ready.READ MORE: Illinois Attorney General Now Investigating Center For Covid Control Amid Accusations Of Deception, Fraud Against Insurance Companies
“Look at my face. What does my face tell you right now, you know? It’s a sign, you know,” Jimenez said as he pointed to his own smile. “I’m really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really excited!”
Jimenez was cleared to resume baseball activities on June 14, less than three months after his surgery to repair that torn pectoral tendon. He said he feels better now than he did during spring training.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Dangerous Subzero Temps, Lake Effect Snow In Some Areas
The right-handed slugger is coming off an impressive 2020 season when he won an American League Silver Slugger award, after slashing .296/.332/.559, and finishing second on the team in OPS (.890), doubles (14), home runs (14), and RBI (41).