Rockies left-hander Boone Logan is done for the season after undergoing surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow.
Logan underwent similar surgery last offseason to remove bone chips from his elbow, yet the Rockies still signed him to a three-year, $16.5 million contract as a free agent.
It’s unclear why the Rockies felt the need to make a sizable three-year commitment to a 30-year-old left-handed specialist coming off surgery, but he posted a 6.84 ERA in the first season of the deal and now they have Logan signed for $5.5 million next season and $6.25 million in 2016.
CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.
The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.
Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.
“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”
The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.