Jiménez tweaks ankle in Giolito celebration

Left fielder walked off field on own power, to be reevaluated Wednesday

August 26th, 2020

CHICAGO -- twisted his ankle during the on-field postgame celebration following Lucas Giolito’s no-hitter after a 4-0 victory for the White Sox over the Pirates on Tuesday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

In the midst of the Zoom-related euphoria attached to Giolito’s gem, there wasn’t much information provided on Jiménez’s situation.

“Jumping up and down, he kind of twisted his ankle a little bit,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “But thankfully he walked off the field OK under his own power, and we’ll see how he’s doing tomorrow. He was excited.”

Jiménez was checked on by assistant trainer James Kruk as he sat on the field near the mound. As Renteria mentioned, Jiménez did get up and congratulated Giolito before walking off the field.

The White Sox left fielder finished 2-for-4 with an RBI in the team’s eighth win in its last nine games. He also extended his hitting streak to six games, batting .440 during that stretch.

With a day game against the last-place Pirates on Wednesday and a scheduled off-day for Thursday, Jiménez could get a break to rest that ankle.