White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez

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Eloy Jimenez Makes White Sox's Opening Day Roster

Jimenez is expected to start when Chicago opens at Kansas City on Thursday.

March 26, 2019 - 8:50 pm

(670 The Score) A milestone moment in the White Sox's rebuild will come Thursday.

Prized prospect Eloy Jimenez has made the team's Opening Day roster and is slotted to start in the outfield when Chicago opens its season at Kansas City. The road for the 22-year-old Jimenez's debut was paved when he and the team agreed to a long-term contract extension last week, rendering service time considerations meaningless.

Jimenez was ranked as the No. 3 prospect by Baseball America and MLB Pipeline. He posted a slash line of .337/.384/.577 in time split between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte in 2018.

Outside of Jimenez's headlining promotion, there was little surprise as the White Sox finalized their 25-man roster late Tuesday. Here's a look at their squad:

Manny Bañuelos
Ryan Burr
Alex Colomé
Dylan Covey
Caleb Frare
Jace Fry
Lucas Giolito
Kelvin Herrera
Nate Jones
Reynaldo López
Iván Nova
Carlos Rodón

Welington Castillo
James McCann

José Abreu
Yonder Alonso
Tim Anderson
Yoán Moncada
José Rondón
Yolmer Sánchez

Ryan Cordell
Adam Engel
Leury García
Eloy Jiménez
Daniel Palka

Additionally, the White Sox placed outfielder Jon Jay, reliever Ian Hamilton and right-hander Michael Kopech on the injured list. 

Jay is dealing with back and hip soreness, while Hamilton has a shoulder injury. Kopech will miss all of the 2019 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery late last season.