White Sox' Eloy Jimenez was hospitalized with stomach pains

CINCINNATI – Sox white slug Eloy Jimenez was hospitalized Saturday with stomach problems, manager Pedro Grifol said.

Jimenez experienced discomfort Friday night, Grifol said, and was sent to the hospital for further evaluation when the pain grew worse through the night.

“We have to know something just before the game or during the game,” said Grifol.

The Sox take on the Reds at 5:40 p.m

“I spoke to him this morning, and he just said, ‘It hurts when I move,'” Grifol said. “But it increased a bit, so out of caution, they brought him in.

“It (hit), of course. Any time you have to go in with a stomachache, it happens.

Jimenez, the Sox's designated primary hitter and cleaner, is hitting .258/.321/.423 with four homers in 25 games. He currently has an eight-hit streak, going 14-of-33 (. 424) with two home runs, eight RBI, six scored runs and a 1.109 OPS over the stretch.

The Sox (11-22) have won four of their last five games after a 10-game losing streak.

Yasmani Grandal will DH Saturday night by catching Seby Zavala.

NOTES: The Sox asked for waivers of unconditional release on left-hander Jake Diekman, who was named to Tuesday's assignment.