White Sox make three roster moves, July 17, 2019

July 17th, 2019

KANSAS CITY – Prior to tonight’s game at Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox placed outfielder Eloy Jiménez on the 10-day injured list with right ulnar nerve contusion, purchased the contract of infielder Ryan Goins from Class AAA Charlotte and outrighted right-handed pitcher Juan Minaya to Charlotte.

Jiménez, 23, suffered the injury in the first inning of last night’s loss to the Royals. He is batting .244 (59-242) with 17 home runs, 39 RBI and 36 runs scored over 67 games this season. His 17 homers lead all American League rookies.

Goins, 31, is hitting .322/.406/.531 (88-273) with 23 doubles, 10 home runs, 48 RBI and 47 runs scored over 83 games with Charlotte this season, his first in the White Sox organization. He ranks third in the International League in average, fourth in on-base percentage and 10th in OPS (.937), and was named to the IL midseason All-Star Team.

Goins, 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, also has appeared in 490 games over parts of six major-league seasons with Toronto (2013-17) and Kansas City (2018), hitting .228 (317-1,392) with 20 home runs, 148 RBI and 137 runs scored.

Goins signed with the Sox as a minor-league free agent on December 10, 2018. He will wear uniform No. 17.

Minaya, 28, was designated for assignment on July 13 after going 0-0 with a 3.90 ERA (12 ER/27.2 IP) and 27 strikeouts over 22 relief appearances with the Sox in 2019.

The White Sox 40-man roster increases to 40.