Before Monday night’s game in Baltimore, the White Sox announced that Eloy Jiménez will miss the three-game series against the Orioles. The rookie outfielder is heading back to the Dominican Republic after the passing of his grandmother.
The White Sox placed Jiménez on the Bereavement List, meaning he will be out a minimum three days and no longer than a week.
Left-handed hitter Nicky Delmonico has been called up from Triple-A to take Jiménez’s spot on the 25-man roster.
Jiménez has started all 20 games this season with the White Sox and has three home runs, eight RBIs and a slash line of .231/.286/.372.
In 17 games at Triple-A this season, Delmonico is slashing .286/.382/.540, with three home runs and 10 RBIs, adding seven doubles and 10 walks. He’s a career .231 hitter in 131 MLB games, with a .322 OBP and .409 slugging %.
In spring training Delmonico suffered a concussion after crashing into the left field wall.
Last year in 88 games, Delmonico struggled, hitting only .215 with a .296 OBP.
Delmonico is in tonight’s starting lineup.