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White Sox slugger Jiménez calls constant injuries 'frustrating'

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Chicago White Sox designated hitter Eloy Jiménez is trying to make sense of the constant injuries after landing on the IL for the eighth time of his career on Wednesday with a left hamstring strain.

"That was the first day I felt 100% after IL," Jiménez said Saturday, according to The Associated Press. "And if you're asking me how to explain it to you, I don't know how. It just sucks."

Jiménez left Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays after injuring his hamstring while rounding third base.

The oft-injured slugger was put on the IL for the second time this season after previously being on there with an adductor strain. The hamstring injury is expected to keep Jiménez out four-to-six weeks.

The 27-year-old Dominican has only played 120 or more games in a season twice throughout his six-year career. When healthy, he's an important part of the White Sox lineup with an .800 career OPS and .479 career slugging percentage.

"It's frustrating, especially when I start to feel better at the plate," Jiménez said. "It sucks but, like I said, I'm not gonna sit here and feel sorry for myself. I'm just gonna keep working hard and see what happens.

"I know one day I'm gonna find the answer and this is gonna be just a bad dream."

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