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Eloy Jiménez, Dylan Cease named White Sox Minor League Players of the Month

Class AAA Charlotte outfielder Eloy Jiménez has been named the Chicago White Sox Minor League Player of the Month for August/September, while Class AA Birmingham right-hander Dylan Cease has been named Pitcher of the Month as voted by a panel of Chicago-area media members.

Jiménez, 21, and Cease, 22, also were named White Sox Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for July. Jiménez also earned the honor in May.

Class AAA Charlotte outfielder Eloy Jiménez has been named the Chicago White Sox Minor League Player of the Month for August/September, while Class AA Birmingham right-hander Dylan Cease has been named Pitcher of the Month as voted by a panel of Chicago-area media members.

Jiménez, 21, and Cease, 22, also were named White Sox Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for July. Jiménez also earned the honor in May.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Jiménez batted .336 (37-110) with five doubles, one triple four home runs, 16 RBI, 12 runs scored, a .376 on-base percentage and .509 slugging percentage over 28 games in August/September with Charlotte, reaching base safely in 24 of the 28 games. Jiménez led the International League in batting average (.355) and on-base percentage (.399) since his promotion on June 21.

Jiménez hit .337 (140-416) with 28 doubles, three triples, 22 homers, 75 RBI, 64 runs scored, a .384 on-base percentage and .577 slugging percentage over 108 games between Birmingham and Charlotte this season. He was a 2018 Southern League midseason All-Star.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Cease went 1-0 with a 0.51 ERA (1 ER/17.2 IP), 29 strikeouts and a .107 (6-56) opponents average over four starts in August with Birmingham before being shut down for the season on August 24. He threw 24.0 consecutive scoreless IP from July 20-August 10.

Cease finished the 2018 season with a 12-2 record, 2.40 ERA (33 ER/124.0 IP), 160 strikeouts and a .189 (82-434) opponents average over 23 starts between Class A Winston-Salem and Birmingham. He was named to the 2018 Carolina League midseason All-Star team and represented the White Sox in the 2018 All-Star Futures Game. Cease ranked among all minor-league pitchers in opponents average (6th), strikeouts (12th) and wins (T14th) this season.

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