Charlie Tilson

White Sox place Eloy Jiménez on IL with ulnar nerve contusion

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The White Sox announced on Wednesday that outfielder Eloy Jiménez has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a right ulnar nerve contusion. In related moves, the White Sox purchased the contract of infielder Ryan Goins from Triple-A Charlotte and outrighted pitcher Juan Minaya to Charlotte.

Jiménez suffered the injury attempting to catch a fly ball in the bottom of the first inning of Tuesday’s game against the Royals. Whit Merrifield hit a fly ball to deep left-center field, causing Jiménez and Charlie Tilson to converge. Tilson made the catch but banged into Jiménez’s elbow.

Jiménez, 22, has had a solid rookie campaign, batting .244/.307/.483 with 17 home runs and 39 RBI in 267 plate appearances. He had started to heat up, owning a .921 OPS since the start of June.