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Top prospect Jimenez to rejoin Double-A

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OAKLAND -- The White Sox announced Wednesday that outfielder Eloy Jimenez, the No. 4 prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline and the top prospect in the White Sox system, will rejoin Double-A Birmingham on Thursday.

Jimenez had started the Minor League season on the 7-day disabled list after sustaining a mild strain to his left pectoral muscle during extended spring training.

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OAKLAND -- The White Sox announced Wednesday that outfielder Eloy Jimenez, the No. 4 prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline and the top prospect in the White Sox system, will rejoin Double-A Birmingham on Thursday.

Jimenez had started the Minor League season on the 7-day disabled list after sustaining a mild strain to his left pectoral muscle during extended spring training.

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"Everybody is excited," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "When guys are healthy and able to get on the field and start to play, there are going to be a lot of guys down there that are continuing their development. Obviously, we'll monitor and watch, and as an organization, we're always happy when any of our guys are able to get on the field."

The 21-year-old participated in Spring Training with the White Sox but saw limited action due to soreness in his knee. He was 4-for-7 with a triple and two homers in four spring games before being optioned to Birmingham.

Jimenez, who was one of the major pieces in the deal that sent Jose Quintana to the Cubs, slashed .353/.397/.559 with three homers, five doubles and seven RBIs in 18 games with Birmingham last season following an Aug. 15 promotion.

Do-Hyoung Park is a contributor to MLB.com based in the Bay Area.

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