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With his new White Sox contract locked in, Eloy Jimenez is overflowing with pride and gratitude

GLENDALE, Ariz. - When his son was growing up in the Dominican Republic, Luis Jimenez noticed young Eloy had an abundance of exuberance, hyperactivity he and his wife often had difficulty controlling. It's not that it was overly worrisome. Just something the parents felt compelled to look into.

"We went to a psychologist," Luis said through an interpreter Saturday morning at White Sox spring training. "He told us, 'Hey, I think you need to put him in to play some sports.' And then around age 9 or 10, we put him in to play sports."

That outlet was just what the doctor ordered.

"Because he could drain all that energy and all of that hype," Luis

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