CHICAGO (AP): The Chicago White Sox placed third baseman Yoán Moncada on the 10-day injured list on Friday and reinstated outfielder Eloy Jiménez from the IL.
Moncada is dealing with lower back soreness. The IL move was made retroactive to Tuesday.
The White Sox also recalled left-hander Tanner Banks from Triple-A Charlotte before the opener of a three-game series against Baltimore. Right-hander Jesse Scholtens was optioned to the team’s top farm club, and reliever Matt Foster was transferred to the 60-day injured list.
Nick Solak was claimed off waivers from Seattle and optioned to Charlotte. A 28-year-old utilityman and Woodridge, Illinois, native, Solak was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Monday.
The 26-year-old Jiménez strained his left hamstring during the team’s home opener on April 3 against San Francisco. He went 4 for 19 with three RBIs in his first five games of the season.
Jiménez was in the starting lineup for the series opener against the Orioles, batting fourth while serving as the designated hitter.
Moncada, 27, is off to a strong start, batting .308 with two homers and five RBIs in nine games.