Chicago White Sox Slugger Hospitalized

It's been a rough season thus far for the Chicago White Sox, but things had started to turn recently, as they'd won four out of five games heading into Saturday night, as well as the great news about Liam Hendriks returning to some game action

But today they've been on pins and needles, as oft-injured slugger Eloy Jimenez had to be taken to hospital with severe abdominal pains.

Turns out Jimenez underwent an emergency appendectomy and will be sidelined for at least the next 4-6 weeks while he recovers.

The 26-year-old Jimenez had been in the middle of an eight-game hitting streak during which he’s slashed .424/.472/.636. 

A hamstring strain took him out of the lineup just five days into the season last month, and he struggled after returning, hitting just .172 as of April 26th. But his recent hot streak has taken him back up to a .258 average with 4 homers and 15 RBIs.

Jimenez played just 84 games last season and only 55 the year before that, as his physical troubles have continued to plague his promising career. Only in his rookie season, 2019, has he cracked 500 plate appearances (just barely), and in 122 games that year he blasted 31 bombs to go with 79 RBIs. 

The Pale Hose will now wait for word on the status of their injury-riddled slugger. 

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