Last season, Jimenez injured his ankle and elbow in two separate plays on defense. He didn’t get hurt in Thursday night’s game against the Brewers, but another gaffe put the Sox in a big hole during an 8-3 loss. With the Sox ahead 2-1 with one out in the fifth inning, Christian Yelich hit a fly ball to left and Jimenez came in and looked ready to make a fairly routine catch.
The Cardinals spent five days in quarantine in a Milwaukee hotel before finally being cleared to travel back to St. Louis Tuesday, when they returned negative tests for the second straight day. They got workouts in at home and had been prepared to return to the field Friday.
Even while being hammered with injuries and pre-season opt-outs, the Chicago White Sox are somehow still above . and in the race with the Cleveland Indians for the American League Central. Both teams are chasing the Minnesota Twins, who are 10-3 on the season with a +29 run differential, second best in the majors behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.