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Seranthony Domínguez can finally get Tommy John surgery

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Back in March, doctors recommended that Phillies reliever Seranthony Domínguez undergo Tommy John surgery. Domínguez had returned home to the Dominican Republic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, and could not travel back to the United States to get the surgery. And, even if he could, it was an open question as to whether doctors could perform if given restrictions against elective surgery (there was some degree of controversy about that at the time).

Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports today, however, that Domínguez has finally made it back to the United States and will soon undergo Tommy John surgery. He’s obviously out for whatever is left of the 2020 season and will miss a good chunk of 2021 assuming the usual recovery time.

Domínguez, 25, broke out as a rookie in 2018, recording 16 saves with a 2.95 ERA and a 74/22 K/BB ratio over 58 innings. He wasn’t as successful over the first two months and change of last season before his season ended last June due to the elbow injury.

White Sox slugger Jiménez sidelined with bruised foot

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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.