White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito threw the first no-hitter of the 2020 season Tuesday night, which was cause for celebration. But Eloy Jimenez took it a little too far.
After Giolito got the final out, his White Sox teammates came out to the mound to congratluate him. The television broadcast didn’t capture the moment Jimenez injured himself, but did pan to him on the ground in apparent pain. His teammates were huddled around him.
He stayed down on the ground for a while and was limping by the time he finally got up.
Another angle of the celebration shows it may have been friendly fire that led to Jimenez’s injury. It appears Edwin Encarnacion got in the way of Jimenez landing, leading to a twisted ankle.
Speaking to reporters, White Sox manager Rick Renteria confirmed Jimenez’s injury.
“Jumping up and down, he kind of twisted his ankle a little bit,” Renteria said. “But thankfully he walked off the field OK under his own power, and we’ll see how he’s doing tomorrow. He was excited.”
The injury doesn’t appear to be too serious, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if Jimenez takes Wednesday off. The White Sox face the Pirates at 2:10 p.m. before a scheduled day off on Thursday. Renteria said he’d provide an update on Jimenez’s injury on Wednesday.
Before twisting his ankle, Jimenez put in a solid performance. He finished 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI during Tuesday’s win.
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