It is never a dull moment with Eloy Jimenez out in left field.
The defensive adventures continued for Jimenez on Tuesday night, except this time it ended with possibly the best catch of his career.
The 24-year-old outfielder ended the third inning of Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels by taking a home run away from second baseman David Fletcher.
Fletcher hit a high drive to left as Jimenez started running back toward the wall. As he reached the warning track, Jimenez slowed down before leaping toward the wall and snagging the ball before it could clear the fence.
Jimenez immediately fell to the ground on his back and stayed there for a moment but the left fielder was just enjoying the moment as he flashed a peace sign and popped right back up.
White Sox fans were certainly holding their breath as Jimenez lept toward the wall and lay on the warning track.
Not only has the outfielder caught criticism for his defensive shortcomings in left field, but he missed the first half of the season with a ruptured left pectoral tendon after trying to make a leaping grab on a ball by the fence in spring training.
Naturally, Jimenez was just having some fun at the fans’ expense and his teammates did not seem to worry as the White Sox bullpen erupted in cheers behind the fence as Jimenez made the web gem.