White Sox slugger Jimenez leaves game after running into teammate
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Chicago White Sox slugger Eloy Jimenez left during the first inning of Tuesday's game against the Kansas City Royals after colliding with teammate Charlie Tilson while attempting to make a catch in the outfield.

After a brief delay, Ryan Cordell replaced Jimenez in the field. Shortly afterward, the team announced Jimenez is suffering from right elbow soreness and undergoing further examination.

Following the game, White Sox manager Rick Renteria said Jimenez is returning to Chicago and will likely be placed on the injured list, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

"It's a tough play," Tilson told Scott Merkin of MLB.com following the game. "We are both running full speed. I called it. I called it late. He probably didn't hear me. I haven't had a chance to talk to him about it."

The 22-year-old rookie owns a .244/.307/.483 slash line with 17 home runs. Although he was off to a slow start to his MLB career, Jimenez has been impressive since returning from the injured list in late May, posting an .847 OPS with 14 homers.

Jimenez first landed on the injured list in late April with a high ankle sprain.

Despite missing time, Jimenez ranks eighth among American League rookies by FanGraphs WAR, behind Brandon Lowe, Daniel Vogelbach, Yordan Alvarez, Danny Jansen, Luis Arraez, Michael Chavis, and Oscar Mercado.

White Sox slugger Jimenez leaves game after running into teammate
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