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White Sox outgfielder Eloy Jimenez (hamstring) out 6-8 weeks

Apr 23, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA;  Chicago White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez (74) is carted off the field after being injured running to first on a ground ball against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a right hamstring strain, the team announced Sunday.

The White Sox placed Jimenez on the 10-day injured list, reinstated right-hander Lucas Giolito from the 10-day IL and sent righty Ryan Burr on an injury rehabilitation assignment to Triple-A Charlotte.

Jimenez, 25, sustained the injury when he landed awkwardly on first base in the second inning of Saturday’s game versus the host Minnesota Twins.

He won a Silver Slugger Award in 2020. He is batting .222 with a homer and seven RBIs in 11 games this season.

Giolito, who will start Sunday’s game against the Twins, has been on the injured list since he came away from his season-opening outing against the Detroit Tigers with an abdominal strain.

Giolito, 27, gave up just one hit over four scoreless innings on April 8. In seven major league seasons, six with the White Sox, he is 42-38 with a 4.17 ERA and has finished in the top 11 of the American League Cy Young Award voting each of the past three seasons.

Burr, 27, has yet to pitch this season due to a right shoulder strain. He owns a 3-2 record with a 3.82 ERA in 58 career appearances (two starts) with the White Sox.

–Field Level Media