Chicago White Sox place Jimenez on Bereavement List, recall Delmonico
Rookie left fielder Eloy Jimenez is going to miss the Chicago White Sox's three-game series at Baltimore after being placed on the Bereavement List Monday.
According to the Sox, Jimenez is in his hometown of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following the passing of his grandmother.
Players must remain on the Bereavement List for a minimum of three days and not more than seven. Jimenez is expected to be back with the White Sox on Friday when they play the Detroit Tigers to open a 10-game homestand.
Left fielder Nicky Delmonico was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte to take Jimenez's roster spot.
In 20 games this season, Jimenez is batting .231/.286/.372 with 3 home runs and 8 RBI. After going 0-for-4 in Sunday's 4-3 loss at Detroit, Jimenez is mired in a 3-for-31 slump.
In 17 games with Charlotte this season, Delmonico batted .286/.382/.540 with 3 homers and 10 RBI. He played in 131 games with the Sox the last two seasons and hit .231 with 17 home runs and 48 RBI.
Last year, Delmonico was hit by a pitch from the Texas Rangers' Matt Moore. He broke his right hand and missed two months.
In spring training, Delmonico ran into the outfield wall during a March 7 Cactus League game against the Milwaukee Brewers and was sidelined nearly two weeks.