Eloy Jimenez returns from injured list, White Sox DFA Jose Rondon


Eloy Jimenez is back.

The White Sox activated their rookie left fielder from the injured list ahead of Sunday's series finale against the division-rival Minnesota Twins, bringing an end to his second stay on the IL this season. Jimenez has been on the shelf since suffering an ulnar nerve contusion when he collided with center fielder Charlie Tilson in the team's July 16 game against the Kansas City Royals.

Jimenez's return will undoubtedly be a boost to an offense that has struggled mightily since the All-Star break. The White Sox are just 4-12 in the second half, with the offense averaging little more than three runs a game.

Despite a very slow start — due in part to a near month-long absence with a high ankle sprain — Jimenez returns to the White Sox with a .244/.307/.483 season slash line to go along with 17 home runs and 39 RBIs in 67 games. He's been much better since the start of June, batting .269/.341/.580 with 11 homers and 26 RBIs in 34 contests.

The White Sox also hope to get Tim Anderson back soon. The South Side shortstop is currently on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte, where he's got seven hits, including a double and a homer, in four games.

To make room on the active roster for Jimenez, the White Sox designated infielder Jose Rondon for assignment Sunday morning. After hitting a combined 24 home runs between Charlotte and the major league club last season, Rondon struggled this season. He slashed a woeful .197/.265/.282 with just three homers in 55 games.

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