Rookie left fielder Eloy Jimenez is going to miss the White Sox’s three-game series at Baltimore after being placed on the bereavement list Monday.
The Sox said Jimenez is in his hometown of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, after the death of his grandmother.
Players must remain on the bereavement list for a minimum of three days and not more than seven. Jimenez is expected to be back with the Sox on Friday when they play the Detroit Tigers to open a 10-game homestand.
Left fielder Nicky Delmonico was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte to take Jimenez’s roster spot.
In 20 games this season, Jimenez is batting .231/.286/.372 with three home runs and eight RBIs. After going 0 for 4 in Sunday’s 4-3 loss at Detroit, Jimenez is mired in a 3-for-31 slump.
In 17 games with Charlotte this season, Delmonico batted .286/.382/.540 with three homers and 10 RBIs. He played in 131 games with the Sox the past two seasons and hit .231 with 17 home runs and 48 RBIs.
Last year, Delmonico was hit by a pitch from the Texas Rangers’ Matt Moore. He broke his right hand and missed two months.
In spring training, Delmonico ran into the outfield wall during a March 7 Cactus League game against the Milwaukee Brewers and was sidelined almost two weeks.