White Sox activate Eloy Jimenez, place Yoan Moncada on IL

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox activated designated hitter Eloy Jimenez (hamstring) from the injured list Friday and placed third baseman Yoan Moncada on it with a back ailment, the team announced before its game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Moncada, 27, was off to a fast start after playing in the WBC this spring. He was 12-for-39 with two home runs and four doubles before tweaking his back recently. Like Jimenez, Moncada has appeared on the injured list several times over the past few seasons, but the team doesn't view this injury as a serious one.

"This issue started towards the end of camp," White Sox GM Rick Hahn said. "He got off to a great start and the back was not bothering him. He took a checked swing (last) Friday night and the back grabbed him again. We forced him to take an MRI on Monday to see what we were dealing with. He's making slow progress. I don't have a timeline just yet. We should know more next week."

Jimenez returns to the lineup after tweaking his left hamstring while running the bases during opening week. He was 4-for-20 with two doubles before going down.

The team also recalled lefty Tanner Banks from Triple-A Charlotte while optioning righty Jesse Scholtens.

Additionally, the White Sox claimed INF/OF Nick Solak off waivers from Seattle and optioned him to Triple-A Charlotte.

Meanwhile, righty Matt Foster (right flexor strain) was transferred to the 60-day injured list. Across the diamond, the Orioles recalled righties Yennier Cano and Spenser Watkins from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room on the roster, they placed lefty Keegan Akin on the paternity list while optioning lefty Cole Irvin to Triple-A Norfolk.