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Adam Eaton | Outfielder

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Adam Eaton (oblique) took batting practice Wednesday.
The next step figures to be a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte. If all goes well, he should rejoin the White Sox for the start of their homestand next week. Aug 20 - 6:27 PM

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Adam Eaton (oblique) took some dry swings left-handed on Monday.

He still needs to take swings from the right side, but Eaton feels good about his chances of being activated from the disabled list on August 24 when first eligible. The young outfielder was batting .435/.489/.518 over his previous 22 games prior to the injury.
Aug 18 - 6:20 PM

White Sox placed OF Adam Eaton on the disabled list with a strained right oblique.

Eaton was removed from Friday's game due to soreness in his rib cage and the diagnosis of an oblique strain came Saturday afternoon. He also injured his lower back Wednesday when he crashed into the outfield wall while trying to track down a home run. The 25-year-old holds a strong .304/.370/.401 batting line on the season for the White Sox but could be sidelined for a full four weeks.
Aug 9 - 4:16 PM

Adam Eaton was removed from Friday's game against the Mariners due to soreness in his rib cage.

It was Eaton's first day back in the lineup after leaving Wednesday's contest with a bruised lower back. He should be considered day-to-day.
Aug 8 - 11:24 PM

Adam Eaton (back) is not in the White Sox' lineup Thursday.

Eaton had to leave Wednesday's game with a bruised lower back after crashing into the outfield wall. X-rays were negative and he is hoping to play on Friday. Leury Garcia is handling center field Thursday.
Aug 7 - 6:31 PM

X-rays on Adam Eaton's lower back came back negative.

He can probably safely be considered day-to-day, which is a relief after Eaton left Wednesday's game versus the Rangers following a full-speed collision with the outfield wall. The speedy center fielder entered the game hitting .453/.482/.528 over his last 12 contests before grounding out in his lone plate appearance.
Aug 6 - 3:15 PM

Adam Eaton left Wednesday's game versus the Rangers after colliding with the outfield wall.

Eaton was in a dead sprint when he smacked into the wall in right-center field while trying to chase down Adam Rosales' two-run homer. He eventually got up and walked off the field under his own power, but the outfielder is no doubt in pain. The White Sox should provide an update on his status shortly.
Aug 6 - 2:39 PM

Adam Eaton reached all four times he was up Monday, going 2-for-2 with two walks.

He was also 1-for-2 stealing bases, which is pretty close to his usual ratio (he's 12-for-20 on the year). Eaton has hit in 11 straight, collecting multiple hits in eight of those games, to raise his average to .309. That's pretty spectacular for a guy who was under .250 two months ago and was at .270 at the All-Star break.
Aug 5 - 12:36 AM

Adam Eaton went 3-for-5 with two RBI, two runs scored and a steal Thursday as the White Sox beat the Tigers 7-4.

That's Eaton's third three-hit game in eight days. All told, he has 15 hits and eight runs scored during his eight-game hitting streak. Still, he's a better regular for the White Sox than he is a fantasy outfielder, what with his one homer, 29 RBI and 11 steals in 351 at-bats this year.
Jul 31 - 6:49 PM

Adam Eaton reached base three times in five at-bats out of the lead-off spot on Tuesday, helping contribute as the White Sox handily defeated the Tigers.

Eaton has been a ball of fire since the second half began, as he's now hitting .413 (19-for-46) in his last 11 contests. He's done everything the White Sox could ask out of a lead-off hitter, as he's slashing .289/.358/.386 with 27 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Jul 29 - 10:45 PM

Adam Eaton went 3-for-5 with a double and a two-run single as the White Sox defeated the Twins 5-2 on Thursday.

Eaton doubled and scored the first run for the White Sox in the third inning, then plated two with a single to cap off a three-run fourth inning. The outfielder hasn't done much in the power department, but otherwise has a decent .286/.358/.388 slash line with one home run, 27 RBI, and 10 stolen bases. Eaton recently admitted to playing through a broken right middle finger, so don't expect the power to appear anytime soon.
Jul 24 - 11:23 PM

Adam Eaton has been playing through a broken right middle finger.

Eaton broke the finger on a head-first slide in the series against the Red Sox prior to the All-Star break but kept the injury quiet. He singled twice and stole a base Monday, so it appears the ailment isn't bothering him too much. "I’ve been trying to hold the bat a little differently and swing it differently," said Eaton "It’s something you deal with," Eaton said after Monday’s game. "It’s something you have to play through and I know anybody else in here would do it."
Jul 22 - 12:02 AM

Adam Eaton went 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base versus the Royals on Monday.

Eaton's successful year hasn't translated into a whole lot of fantasy value, but he's taken a step forward lately, hitting in eight straight games to raise his average from .265 to .283. He's also stolen bases in consecutive contests after going 8-for-14 through 76 games this year.
Jul 21 - 11:55 PM

Adam Eaton, who missed the last two games of the season's first half with wrist and ankle injuries, went 1-for-4 with a triple in his return to the lineup on Friday.

The speedy outfielder has been a spark plug atop the White Sox lineup this season, hitting .270/.339/.377 with a homer, 25 RBI and eight stolen bases in his first 75 contests.
Jul 19 - 6:20 AM

Adam Eaton (wrist, ankle) is not in the White Sox starting lineup on Saturday and isn't expected to return until after the All-Star break.

They dynamic young outfielder is dealing with a sore left wrist and right ankle, and could use a few extra days in order to be 100% ready for the second half of the season. He's hitting .270/.340/.372 with one homer, 25 RBI and eight stolen bases through 74 games on the season.
Jul 12 - 1:51 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Jordan Danks
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Dayan Viciedo
3Moises Sierra
DH1Adam Dunn
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Felipe Paulino
5Scott Carroll
6Hector Noesi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake Petricka
2Zach Putnam
3Matt Lindstrom
4Daniel Webb
5Javy Guerra
6Ronald Belisario
7Maikel Cleto
8Nate Jones