It’s not the ideal news for the Chicago Cubs. No. 1 prospect Eloy Jimenez was sent to get an MRI and CT scan on his sore shoulder. Jimenez hasn’t played since Tuesday. The team seems optimistic about it, but are awaiting news before making any further comment.
The Chicago Cubs sent their top prospect Eloy Jimenez to get an MRI and CT scan after he’s been dealing with a sore shoulder. In Tuesday’s game, Jimenez uncorked a throw from left field that ended up in the stands behind the third base dugout. He was reassigned to minor league camp on Friday, but Tuesday was the last action he’s seen from either side.
If the shoulder had been bothering him previously, there were no signs of it. Jimenez has a strong showing in camp. He batted .321 (9-for-28) with two home runs and four driven in. The Cubs believe it could have been tender before then and the throw may have aggravated it to this point.
The positive note to this is the Cubs–unless they hear differently–should only need rest and minimal rehab to get Jimenez going again.
And while his spring was impressive, he was nowhere near cracking the roster anytime soon. Even if he misses minimal time he should be able to get back to resume baseball activities within a week or two.
Once the Cubs get word on the status of his MRI and CT scan we should get some more info on the young slugger. The discomfort had been building slowly and didn’t seem to be a direct result of the throw itself.
We’ll have more on Jimenez as we get word so be sure to check beck for updates throughout the day.