White Sox Slugger Exits Game With Injury

Injuries are starting to catch up with the Chicago White Sox as we near the end of spring. And this time, it's a player who's had a devil of a time trying to stay healthy throughout his young major league career. 

Eloy Jimenez left Monday's spring training game with what's being called "cramping in his right calf."

Jimenez has only played 139 out of 324 possible games the past two seasons due to various ailments, large and small. 

The 26-year-old tried to run out a little nubber in front of home plate in Monday's Cactus League game, but was thrown out at first base. The Sox haven't confirmed if that's when the injury occurred. 

Right now, the team is calling it "day-to-day." Hopefully, it's just minor, but with Jimenez, red flags are always raised whenever he pulls up lame. The team desperately needs his thump in the lineup. In just 84 games last season, he blasted 16 home runs with an .858 OPS. 

The ChiSox also announced on Sunday that first baseman Andrew Vaughn has a sore lower back, while third baseman Yoan Moncada crashed into left fielder Roel Santos chasing a fly ball in Team Cuba’s loss to Team USA in the World Baseball Classic semifinals.

It looked scary for Moncada at the time, and he was even checked for a concussion, but it turned out to be just a bruised rib.

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