OAKLAND -- Luis Jimenez may not have enough time to make it back this year.
The 25-year-old third baseman was roughed up in a game against the Rangers on Sept. 7, injuring both of his thumbs and both of his shoulders, and Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that Jimenez is "a ways away" from a return with only 12 games left in the season.
"Right now it's his right shoulder that he's dealing with more than anything," Scioscia said. "His thumbs are fine. But it's going to take him a while before he even gets to his throwing program, and right now he's just on hold."
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