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Adam Eaton | Outfielder | #2

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 176
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Miami (OH)
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 19 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Adam Eaton (knee) will be in the lineup for the Nationals on Saturday in their Grapefruit League contest against the Mets.
Eaton has been working on the backfields, and estimates that he's gotten around 60 at-bats in minor league games so far this spring. He also was able to play left field for the first time in Florida on Thursday and told reporters that he "felt great." The Nationals are justifiably taking things slow with Eaton, but it looks like he's going to be ready for Opening Day, and he should score plenty of runs hitting at the top of the Washington lineup. Mar 16 - 9:36 AM

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Nationals manager Davey Martinez suggested Thursday that Adam Eaton (knee) might make his Grapefruit League debut this weekend.

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post notes that Martinez "does not seem concerned ... at all" about Eaton's readiness for the start of the 2018 regular season. The 29-year-old outfielder has been eased into action this spring following his ACL and meniscus surgery last May. He could offer considerable fantasy value as the leadoff man in a stacked Washington lineup.
Mar 15 - 10:05 AM

Adam Eaton (knee) said Sunday that he has played in minor league games this spring and is right on schedule with his recovery.

Eaton has yet to make his Grapefruit League debut as he eases back into things follow last May's ACL and meniscus surgery, but it's good to hear that he's been getting into action in minor league games. Barring any setbacks, it appears that he is on track to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 11 - 9:47 AM

Nationals manager Dave Martinez indicated Monday that Adam Eaton (knee) isn't close to making his Grapefruit League debut.

Eaton has been going through drills and has hit all the checkpoints that the Nats have thrown at him so far as he comes back from ACL and meniscus surgery, but they're not ready to put him into game action yet. The goal remains to be ready for Opening Day, but Eaton obviously doesn't have a ton of time. If his recovery should drag past the opener, it would open up playing time for Brian Goodwin, Howie Kendrick and possibly Victor Robles.
Mar 5 - 7:03 PM

Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Tuesday that there's not a target date for Adam Eaton (knee) to begin playing in spring games, but he's still on track to be ready for Opening Day.

Eaton had surgery to repair a torn left ACL and meniscus last May, so the Nationals are bringing him along slowly. His rehab has gone well, but he still has a couple of hurdles to cross before testing himself in game action. Eaton is projected to serve as the Nationals' regular leadoff hitter and left fielder this season.
Feb 27 - 9:57 AM

Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Friday that Adam Eaton (knee) is "right on target" for Opening Day.

Eaton had surgery to repair a torn left ACL and meniscus last May, but his rehab has come along without any hiccups. He's slated to open the 2018 campaign as the Nationals' left fielder and leadoff hitter.
Feb 16 - 1:09 PM

Nationals manager Davey Martinez said Monday that Adam Eaton (knee) is expected to hit leadoff and play left field in 2017.

As expected. Eaton began last season in center field before suffering ACL and meniscus tears in his left knee, but Michael A. Taylor is the superior defender and the Nationals have an opening in left field with Jayson Werth hitting free agency. With Eaton hitting leadoff, the Nats figure to go with Trea Turner out of the No. 2 spot. Eaton should be ready to go for the start of 2018.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 12:02:00 PM

Nationals activated OF Adam Eaton from the 60-day disabled list.

Eaton underwent surgery in May to repair the ACL and meniscus tears in his left knee. While he's ahead of schedule in his recovery process, it's unclear if he'll be ready for the start of the 2018 campaign.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 10:09:00 AM

Adam Eaton (knee) told reporters Wednesday morning that he has been doing light running, hitting, and throwing.

Eaton also said that he hasn't ruled out returning to the Nationals' active roster during the postseason, but that doesn't seem very likely to happen. The 28-year-old center fielder underwent major surgery on May 10 to repair ACL and meniscus tears in his left knee. It's a procedure that typically requires 6-9 months of rest and rehab, sometimes a full year.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 11:48:00 AM

Adam Eaton said Sunday that he has full extension of his surgically-repaired left knee.

Eaton proclaimed that he's ahead of schedule as far as his projected 6-9 month timetable goes. That's nice to hear, but he's still not coming back this season.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 01:58:00 PM

Nationals transferred OF Adam Eaton from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's just a procedural move to clear out a 40-man roster spot. Eaton underwent season-ending surgery last month for ACL and meniscus tears in his left knee.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 12:58:00 PM

Adam Eaton underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the ACL and meniscus tears in his left knee.

The procedure went as planned and Eaton is now looking at a 6-9 month rehab process. He should be ready for the start of spring training in 2018. Michael A. Taylor has taken over as the Nationals' primary center fielder.
Wed, May 10, 2017 03:48:00 PM

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Sunday that the typical timetable for someone with Adam Eaton's (knee) injuries is 6-9 months.

More will be known after Eaton has surgery, but 6-9 months is the rough expectation right now. Rizzo noted that Eaton had a full thickness tear of his left ACL as well as a meniscus tear and high ankle sprain. The Nationals haven't officially ruled him out for the rest of the season, but that undoubtedly will happen after Eaton goes under the knife. Rizzo added that the club is confident it can fill the center field void internally. It will start with Michael Taylor, but Rafael Bautista also looms as an option. It seems unlikely that top prospect Victor Robles would be pushed to the majors this season given that he's only in High-A and won't turn 20 until next month.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 11:20:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that OF Adam Eaton has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season.

He was injured while beating out an infield single against the Mets on Friday night. He had to be helped off the field at the time but the severity of the injury was unknown until now. This is a major blow to the Nationals' chances of winning the National League East division. They acquired him from the White Sox over the winter by trading two elite pitching prospects, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez. Recovery from a torn ACL can take a year, meaning he could be questionable for the start of next season. Michael Taylor will likely replace Eaton in the starting lineup moving forward.
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 07:53:00 PM

Nationals placed OF Adam Eaton on the 10-day disabled list with a left knee strain.

The Nationals have yet to reveal the severity of the injury or the results of Saturday's MRI exam, but it looks like Eaton could be sidelined for awhile. Rafael Bautista has been summoned from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 10:17:00 AM

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