May 7: As expected, the club has placed Jimenez on the 10-day IL while he recovers from his appendectomy. The club recalled catcher Carlos Perez in a corresponding move.
May 6: White Sox slugger Eloy Jimenez went to the hospital earlier today due to intense stomach discomfort, and the team announced that Jimenez underwent an appendectomy. Jimenez will be sidelined for “preliminarily” the next 4-to-6 weeks while he recovers.
Manager Pedro Grifol told the Chicago Sun-Times’ Daryl Van Schouwen and other reporters earlier today that Jimenez felt discomfort last night, and was admitted to hospital after the pain worsened during the night. If there is a silver lining, it’s that Jimenez’s issue was only the relatively common problem of appendicitis, and hopefully the outfielder will be fully recovered in 4-6 weeks’ time.
However, that does mark yet another significant absence and yet another entry within an increasingly checkered health history for the 26-year-old. Jimenez already spent 10 days on the injured list this season due to a hamstring strain, he missed over two months of the 2022 season with another hamstring issue, and his first game of the 2021 campaign didn’t come until July 26 due to a ruptured left pectoral tendon.
Jimenez was roughly a league-average hitter in 2021, but batted .295/.358/.500 with 16 home runs over 327 plate appearances last season. This year, despite being slowed by the hamstring problem, Jimenez has a productive .258/.321/.423 slash line in 106 PA, even while continuing his pattern of hard contact and a lot of swing-and-miss.
Even with a modest 104 wRC+, Jimenez was still one of the more productive hitters on a struggling White Sox team, and his absence will now only add to what is increasingly looking like a disastrous season. Today’s 5-3 loss to the Reds dropped Chicago to an 11-23 record, and even earlier this week, MLBTR’s Steve Adams wrote about which players might be shopped by the Sox at the deadline. It’s going to be a lot harder for the Southsiders to dig themselves out of this early hole without Jimenez in the lineup, which only increases the chances that Chicago will be looking to be sellers in some regard by August 1.
The White Sox have used Jimenez mostly as a DH this season with a handful of games in right field, so there might not be a direct positional replacement needed, in the sense that the Sox could just cycle multiple players through the DH spot to help keep people fresh. Gavin Sheets might get the bulk of those at-bats given his lackluster defensive numbers in right field, and Oscar Colas might find himself quickly back in the majors after being optioned to Triple-A earlier this week. In addition to Jimenez being sidelined, the White Sox also just placed Jake Burger on the IL this week due to an oblique strain, and Yoan Moncada has missed close to a month with back problems (though he just started a rehab assignment this weekend).
Hopefully he’s back in time to participate in the HR Derby.
Dumpster Divin Theo
Ow, that’s painful. Rest up happy warrior
I heard Robert is next, needs a backiotomy from carrying the team. More to come…
Dumpster Divin Theo
Yeah a HR and a crazy assist to catch a sleeping Red base runner for a DP off first. Sleeping giant
Had my surgery on a Monday morning. Then walked around in the afternoon and asked to be discharged that same night. They gave me Oxy but I opted for double-dosing Advil. Back at work on Thursday. I didn’t have to play outfield or swing bats though. Sox are playing it very safe.
Gotcha. I had wisdom teeth pulled in the Navy. They gave me painkillers, cotton for my mouth, and the afternoon off. The next day I awoke to a bloody pillow, a bad headache, and I talked like Brando in Godfather. I put on my dungarees and reported for work.
Had a quadrupal bypass in 2020.
I only needed 3 but they were running a June special.
I was up and about in 5 days.
I had a pig heart installed as a backup just in case my current heart has any issues.
It was an outpatient procedure and I was competing for gold in Sochi 6 hours later.
Do you visit your oinkologist for checkups on your swine- supplemented ticker?
Oinkologist first, then the porktologist for a follow-up.
Any unusual bacon cravings?
No bacon cravings. Although the doctor did say that if myself and the 15 other people in my ward didn’t eat for a few days, we could probably devour entire human body with little evidence left behind. Dr. Hannibal was always looking out for us.
Not long after the procedure I did have a strong urge to join the police academy.
NOBODY gives Oxy anymore!
Don’t you know there’s an epidemic of white rich people dying of overdoses?
Real Chronic Pain Sufferers be damned to a pain filled hell!
So now we have an epidemic of Chronic Pain Sufferers committing suicide!
A win-win for doctors!
Dr. Van Nostrand
Not funny. He could have died if it burst…..
Dr. Van Nostrand
But he didn’t. Grow a pair.
A pair? Of appendixes? Appendices?
It’s possible the appendix burst,. An appendectomy can mess with the core and his “job” is much more physical than the average. A week or two to heal and then build back up the core plus rehab starts.
If the appendix burst there is no way he would have been discharged the same day. Rate of infection is much higher and more risky.
The fact that he’s already out of the hospital is good and I agree that the physical nature of his “job” makes his time to be ready longer.
…….and he’s a guy you want 100% healthy so that he doesn’t return to the injured list any quicker than the normal 2 weeks between stints.
I suspect mine burst while they were screwing around. I’m allergic to penicillin and I was there 5 days. They always lied and said it didn’t burst but how are you gonna prove it when you’re stuck in the hospital. I remember two guys coming into my room and getting into a fistfight arguing about where they were gong to take me-Testing or Surgery. It was a mess. Anyway figures something stupid would happen to a Sox player. Not sure I would of let the Sox quacks operate though. Maybe they didn’t as it doesn’t say so he might live. LOL
Where was your hospital? Venezuela?
Bronx- Skokie Illinois. If The Sox Dr’s operated on him it will be 4-6 months.
Is there a more snake bitten player in Baseball than Eloy Jimenez?
Maybe Stanton or deGrom? But feels like Jimenez is going for the injury cycle:(
Those guys are a bit older with more wear-and-tear. My vote goes to Buxton.
Rodon, enters the chat!
Dr. Van Nostrand
“Mike” Soroka was so snakebitten, he had to change his name
Change his name? It took him a few years to finally find the person in the team PR department to call him by his full name on all the press materials. Happened the same way with Giancarlo Don’t Call me Mike Stanton.
Mike Stanton is the Yankee who didn’t live on the DL (that’s what it was back then) and DID snag a WS ring.
That’s how I differentiate.
Adalberto Mondesi is king of that hill, and even Jimenez would literally have to miss the rest of the year to be in his ZIP code.
Alex Reyes? He missed almost 3 entire consecutive seasons to various injuries, came back for one good year in 2021, and he hasn’t pitched again since due to another major injury that has put his career in doubt.
This guy I swear! Grab a seat Eloy it’s even more time off for you! Get well soon!
Grab a seat in the ER.
You’ll see him more…..
Why so long? As a Blue Jays fan, I remember Roy Halladay having his appendix taken out, and he was back in three weeks.
Because players now can hurt themselves while recovering from injury so they are making him lay in bed for an extra 3 or 4 weeks to make sure he’s healthy.
Halladay was projected to miss 4-6 weeks at the time, but came back quickly. It’s an average range. Trevor Williams missed about 7 weeks in 2021.
Dr. Van Nostrand
Because Roy Halladay was quite literally on drugs.
So that’s what it was…..
Looking at the bright side, lots of ice cream!
Uh, that’s for tonsils removal…..
Radar O’Rielly got two big tubs of strawberry, but Hawkeye and BJ lost their tub….
This isn’t a sports related injury. So Mr. Glass doesn’t really fit this scenario.
Chicago White Sox 2023 #PlayingForTheDraftPick
They typically miss 4-6 shifts in the NHL, for this type of injury.
Yep. And if word gets to the other team… Smacks with hockey sticks to the abdomen would ensue.
When it rains it pours…
at least on the White Sox…..
Uh, “preliminary” (?).
“Recovery” would have been better…..
Oblique? Hamstring? Pectoral?
Let’s try an experiment White Sox!
Let’s stop lifting weights for the rest of the year? Let’s see what happens.
What does ‘Berto from the West Side think?
Sometimes (no-many times)
I think the White Sox should
hire him as GM or at least as a
Where you a world class athlete who immediately had to exert himself?
Surely she must have popped your stitches, or
your oblique, or your hamstring, or your pectoral, or your…..
I’ve been a world class warehouse guy who immediately had to exert myself. If I asked for 4-6 weeks off to recover, I’d have gotten a “Sure…take all the time you need…”. And a pink slip.
And if you don’t know who
‘Berto from the West Side
is then you aren’t a
Dr. Van Nostrand
Why do you put the ……… at the end of every post? You’re only responding to yourself in here from what I can tell……..
He’s strung out on oxy, which he bought from rich white guuys. He’s an oxymoron.
So…lifting weights is bad for the appendix?
This guy can’t stay healthy to save his ass..
They need to consider blowing it all up. They have the 27th record, with the Cards likely to pass them. So they will have some good draft choices. They definitely have a few chips to trade. And maybe 1-2 of their young guys could turn into sluggers at some point.
But the status quo thing doesn’t seem to be working for them.
Update: tim anderson no longer refers to himself as the modern day Jackie Robinson, now refers to himself as the modern day michael x.
Dr. Van Nostrand
Cool story, bro
Cap & Crunch
Id take Timmy at the deadline for a baked Noah and a prospect in the 17~25 range
Dodgers probably wanna stay inside the current tax bracket so some money has to go back
Maybe they can use this as a way to offload CTaylor with some extra capital for TA/ChiSox . Sox look at Taylor as a culture changer and show the Red Sox they arent the only Sox that can sport Blue
Remember when they traded for him and how big of a fleecing it was? Yea me too
Cease for Quintana itself was still a fleecing just for last year’s 2nd place CYA finish alone. But yeah, keep trying to ridicule someone because they had appendicitis.
That wasn’t your appendectomy.
It was your colonoscopy.
That ‘local anesthesia’ must’ve been wild!
Man, this guy can’t even get his own organs thru 2 months of a season. By now the Sox should have a proven back up plan. Oh wait…
Odds on favorite to go down as Eloy comes back is Robert. But there is a small chance Anderson could be the one that goes down.
There is some kind of effed up Sith Rule where they can’t have Moncada, Robert, Eloy and Anderson healthy at the same time. We are in year 4 of this and they have played about 50 games together…effing ridiculous.