Eloy Jiménez singled and scored on May 5 against the Cincinnati Reds. It was his eighth straight game with a hit.
The next day, the Chicago White Sox outfielder/designated hitter was in the hospital as he underwent an appendectomy.
Jiménez returned Sunday as the Sox concluded their four-game series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
Jiménez made remarkable progress in a short amount of time.
“He had his mind right,” Sox manager Pedro Grifol said Thursday. “His mind was good. He wanted to come back and be a part of this. We want him to be a part of this.
“He was pushing, we were pushing. He’s done a great job with his rehab, not only physically but mentally.”
Jiménez is slashing .258/.321/.423 with four homers and 15 RBIs in 25 games. He is 14-for-33 (.424) with two home runs, eight RBIs, six runs and a 1.109 OPS during the eight-game hitting streak. He played in three games for Double-A Birmingham during a rehab assignment.
In Sunday’s corresponding move, the Sox optioned outfielder Adam Haseley to Triple-A Charlotte.
Source: Berkshire mont