Chicago White Sox Designated attacker Eloy Jimenez was hospitalized Saturday in Cincinnati due to abdominal pain
Jimenez experienced the pain on Friday and it got worse overnight, according to White Sox Coach Pedro Grifoli
“He had a stomach ache last night and the pain was worse throughout the night,” Grifo told reporters ahead of Saturday night’s game against the Reds. “We took him to the hospital this morning for further evaluation and he’s still there. We’ll know something soon.”
Jimenez was 1 to 4 in Friday’s 5-4 win over the Reds. The night before, he ate 3 to 5 with a homer and three RBIs.
Grifo said the level of concern was very high over the situation that led to Jimenez’s hospitalization.
“Whenever you have to go to the doctor with abdominal pain, it’s scary,” says Grifo. “I spoke to him this morning, and he said he has pain with movement. The pain has increased a bit, so we’re being extra cautious to see what it is.”
Jimenez, 26, has an eight-game record and is hitting 0.258 with four home and 15 RBIs in 25 games this season. He started 22 games as the designated hitter and three on the right.
The fifth-year professional has scored 31 goals as a rookie and has 75 goals in over four seasons. He has a career average of 0.274 and 226 RBI in 341 games.
Reds midfielder Jake Fraley (hard lower back) was scratched less than an hour before his first appearance.