White Sox Lose Jiménez, Crochet To Injury In Game 3 Vs A's
Chicago White Sox pitcher Codi Heuer, right, is greeted by teammates after retiring the Oakland Athletics in the third inning of Game 3 of an American League wild-card baseball series Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
OAKLAND, Calif.: The White Sox lost slugging outfielder Eloy Jimnez and hard-throwing left-hander Garrett Crochet to injury during a deciding Game 3 of a wild-card series against the Athletics on Thursday.
Jimnez returned to Chicago’s lineup for the first time since Sept. 24 but left in the third inning with renewed discomfort in his sprained right foot. Jimnez hit a leadoff double before signaling to the bench that he needed a pinch-runner.
Manager Rick Renteria was late writing his lineup waiting to see whether Jimnez could play.
Crochet the 11th overall pick in this year’s amateur draft relieved fellow rookie starter Dane Dunning in the first. He exited in the second with tightness in his left forearm.
Jimnez went through extensive baseball work Monday and still experienced soreness, keeping him out the initial two in the best-of-three round.
Renteria watched the pregame work Thursday.
Weve got to get a win today. Weve got to buy him some time, teammate Tim Anderson said. Thats another big bat that were missing right now.
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