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Jimenez returns to action after injury

No. 1 White Sox prospect preparing for Double-A
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CHICAGO -- Eloy Jimenez, the No. 1 White Sox prospect per MLB Pipeline, returned to action during extended Spring Training in Arizona on Monday after suffering a mild strain to his left pectoral while working out at the White Sox complex at Camelback Ranch on March 31.

The team announced Jimenez finished 0-for-4 in Monday's contest against the Reds. Chris Getz, the White Sox director of player development, said Jimenez was scheduled to play five innings on Tuesday.

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CHICAGO -- Eloy Jimenez, the No. 1 White Sox prospect per MLB Pipeline, returned to action during extended Spring Training in Arizona on Monday after suffering a mild strain to his left pectoral while working out at the White Sox complex at Camelback Ranch on March 31.

The team announced Jimenez finished 0-for-4 in Monday's contest against the Reds. Chris Getz, the White Sox director of player development, said Jimenez was scheduled to play five innings on Tuesday.

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"At this point, he's getting pretty close," Getz said. "We want to get him some at-bats and get his legs underneath him and make sure he's in a good position to go out there to play without restriction when he gets back to [Double-A] Birmingham."

Jimenez, 21, missed close to two weeks during Spring Training due to left knee tendinitis, but he hit a pinch-hit home run against the Cubs upon his return.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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