White socks intend to start rehab for Eloy Jimenez again on Tuesday. However, the team is going to take their time with Jimenez as he picks up the pace again. Rick Khan said that Jimenez would play for DH when he returned to action rather than leave the field.
The team does not have a schedule for Jimenez’s return to the big leagues. Instead, they will see how long it will take him to regain his time on the plate, as it has been several months since he played the full game.
Jimenez returns from surgery to repair a hamstring tendon he tore on April 23. He first began his rehab assignment on May 28, but left the game early due to what Khan described as “normal leg soreness”. This led to the team suspension of his rehabilitation appointmentso the team could later reset his 20-day clock to move back from Triple-A to the big leagues. At the time, Khan made it clear that Jiménez’s leg soreness was not a new injury and did not aggravate his previous injury.
“We expect him to feel that from time to time for the rest of this season,” Khan said earlier this month. “But over time it shouldn’t cost him extra time when he’s active. It’s not the kind of thing we foresee when she flares up and says, “OK, we’re going to have to sit with Ala for five days.” It’s more of a matter of not venturing too far out of my path, but as the scar tissue ruptures, it gets a little less and more over time. And the early ones are more meaningful in terms of how they feel and how the player reacts.”
In 11 games this season, Jimenez cut .222/.256/.333 with one home run and seven RBIs.
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