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White Sox Jiménez goes to 10-day injured list with adductor strain

 The Associated Press  |    Apr 5th, 2024 7:18pm EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chicago White Sox outfielder and designated hitter Eloy Jiménez was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a left adductor strain.

Jiménez was hurt running out a ground ball in the sixth inning of a 3-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The move was retroactive to April 2.

The White Sox initially believed Jiménez could be recover in time for their four-game series in Kansas City against the Royals.

“He was going good, so there was an opportunity there,” White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said. “But there wasn’t any progress. There comes a point where you’ve got to make a decision.”

Chicago also selected the contract of outfielder Robbie Grossman from Triple-A Charlotte and designated right-hander Alex Speas for assignment.

Jiménez is expected to remain with the team, maintaining his current recovery program.

“We’ll just slow him down and make sure he gets his seven days and just get him right,” Grifol said. “We think that slowing this down and taking our time with it, there’s a really good chance that we can be done with it. He’ll continue to do his stuff, but not with the same urgency. He was getting after it yesterday because we were trying to get him on the field.”

Jiménez hit .272 with 18 home runs and 64 RBIs last year. This year he had two hits in 11 at-bats before his injury.

Losing Jiménez is a blow to a White Sox team that has scored just 12 runs in six games and been shut out twice.

“There’s a lot to it,” Grifol said. “He’s our four-hole hitter. He’s got a proven track record, he stretches our lineup out, he’s got power.”