KANSAS CITY – Prior to tonight’s series opener at Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox returned outfielder Eloy Jiménez from his injury rehabilitation assignment with Class AAA Charlotte and reinstated him from the 60-day injured list, and optioned infielder Jake Burger to Charlotte.
Jiménez, 24, has missed the entire 2021 season after suffering a torn left pectoral tendon in a March 24 spring training game. He hit .263 (10-38) with two doubles, a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in 12 rehab games with Class A Winston-Salem and Charlotte from July 10-24, including nine starts in left field and three as the designated hitter.
Jiménez batted .296/.332/.559 (63-213) with 14 doubles, 14 home runs, 41 RBI and 26 runs scored over 55 games last season, winning his first American League Silver Slugger Award. He ranked among the AL leaders in multihit games (T1st, 21), extra-base hits (T3rd, 28), total bases (5th, 119), home runs (T7th), slugging percentage (8th), hits (9th) and RBI (9th).
Burger, 25, is batting .263 (10-38) with three doubles, one triple, one homer, three RBI and five runs scored in 15 games with Chicago. He made his major-league debut on July 2 at Detroit.
Following the moves, the White Sox 40-man roster increases to 40.