Eloy Jiménez to Begin Rehab Assignment with Knights Tonight

Eloy Jiménez is back in Uptown Charlotte starting on Tuesday. (Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

By Charlotte Knights | May 14, 2019 12:30 PM

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jiménez, who is currently on the team's 10-day Injured List, will begin a Major League Baseball rehab assignment with the Charlotte Knights starting tonight at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights will open an exciting six-game homestand from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte tonight at 7:04 p.m. against the Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins).

Jimenez, 22, was placed on Chicago's Injured List on April 28 (retroactive to April 27) with a high right ankle sprain. Overall this season, the Dominican native is hitting .241 (19-for-79) with six runs scored, two doubles, three home runs, and eight RBIs over 21 game with the White Sox.

Last season, he hit .355 (75-for-211) with 28 runs scored, 13 doubles, one triple, 12 home runs, and 33 RBIs over 55 games with the Knights. He combined to hit .337 (140-for-416) with 28 doubles, three triples, 22 home runs, 75 RBIs, and a .384 on-base percentage over 108 combined games between Charlotte and Double-A Birmingham.

Additionally, catcher Seby Zavala was activated off Charlotte's Injured List today, while catcher Michael Hickman was placed on the team's Injured List (retroactive to May 10).

Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and the first 2,000 fans through the gates of the team's 6th Annual Star Wars Knight will receive a Good Knight Charlie Jedi Knight Spinnerhead. Single-game tickets for all games this season are available now by phone at 704-274-8282, in person at the BB&T Ballpark Ticket Office, as well as online at CharlotteKnights.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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