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, Ariz. (AP) — Eloy Jimenez admits he was pressing in his bid to make the opening day roster of the Chicago White Sox.“I accept it and I’m going to work hard,” Jimenez said Saturday of his demotion to minor league camp earlier in the week. “I tried to compete. They gave me the chance to be the best player I can be.”“I tried to do too much. I think that’s why I don’t have the good results,” he said.Jimenez, the centerpiece of a trade made in 2017 that sent pitcher Jose Quintana across town to the Cubs, has been the subject of speculation as to his arrival in the big leagues.The 22-year-old outfielder, ranked as the No. 3 prospect overall by Baseball America and MLB.com, wasn’t called up a year ago despite a monster season split between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte — where he’ll start the 2019 season. He hit a combined .337 with 22 homers and 28 doubles in 456 at-bats.He will likely get the major league call in late April, at which time the White Sox will gain an extra season of contract control over him because of service time.This spring, Jimenez hit .154 with two doubles and a home run in Cactus League play. He struck out nine times and did not draw a walk, going 4 for 26 overall.Manager Rick Renteria said making the move on Wednesday, with two weeks left in spring training, should allow Jimenez to get his timing down. That was something Jimenez said was an issue for the first time in his young career.“We want him to get as many at-bats as possible http://www.padresfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-hand-jersey
, continue to work out in the outfield,” Renteria said. “Here we were doing approximately every other day or every third day, and he needs to get his timing back on track.”Ervin Santana, meanwhile, pitched in a minor league game Friday against San Diego and is lined up to start on Wednesday against Arizona.“It was very good,” Santana said Saturday. “It was fun, doing what I love to do.”Santana, a late signee who is likely to join the White Sox rotation early in the season if all goes well, threw five innings and faced Manny Machado five times in the simulated game.“It was fun, you know. I go, ‘You, every time I have to face you?’ He’s like Matt Szczur Jersey
, ‘Yep.’ I got a broken bat, a couple groundballs and two flyballs. He’s getting his timing, I’m getting my timing,” Santana said.The 36-year-old Santana was an All-Star in 2017 when he posted a 3.28 ERA and helped the Minnesota Twins to a surprise berth in the AL wild-card game. But a finger injury derailed last season, limiting him to 24 innings.The right-hander said he is pain-free this spring.“I feel like myself again. I don’t have any restrictions,” he said. The over/under in the Brewers-Rockies game (4:37 p.m. ET) has dropped from 9.5 to 9 since opening, making it the lowest total at Coors since September of last year.A steam move on the under at the sharp offshore book Buckeye helped cause the total to drop earlier this afternoon.Though sharp action was on the under at 9.5, overs have fared well historically at Coors in games with a total of 9 or lower.This afternoon, the Rockies will be holding on for dear life at mile high in the sky when they host the Brewers in a must-win Game 3. German Marquez will be going for the Rockies, while the southpaw Wade Miley is on the hill for Milwaukee.How Often Does the Team With the Best Record Win the World Series?Read nowRockies fans will be happy to know that Colorado has gone from -145 to -162 since opening behind 75% of moneyline dollars. What’s more interesting, however, is the over/under.After opening at 9.5 http://www.padresfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-hand-jersey
, a steam move triggered by the sharp offshore sportsbook Buckeye has pushed the total down to 9.This is relatively high for a postseason game if it were to be played at a normal ballpark, but it’s quite low for Coors Field. In fact, it is lowest it’s been at Coors Field all season.The last time a total of 9 was registered at Colorado was September 30th of last season. This is just the 5th time the total has been 9 or lower since 2015.Perhaps the weather is to blame for this sharp action, as temperatures in the mid-50s will be accompanied by a breeze blowing in from right-center. Though it looks crappy on paper, the Weather Rating at FantasyLabs, which factors in elevation, humidity and air pressure as well as traditional weather metrics, is still a gaudy 77 out of 100.Historically, the over has gone 102-79-10 at Coors Field with totals of 9 or lower. It’s important to note that Coors’ spacious outfield is also a large reason why so many runs are scored there, not just the altitude.