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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 (ankle) played catch in the outfield on Sunday.
Eaton is only a little over a week removed from arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle, so this would seem to be a good sign. The outfielder expects to miss about six weeks of action, putting him in line to return in late June if all goes well. May 20 - 12:26 PM

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Adam Eaton (ankle) said Tuesday that he expects to return to the Nationals' active roster in six weeks.

Eaton underwent arthroscopic surgery on his balky left ankle last Thursday and expressed relief in his chat with the media on Tuesday afternoon that he finally has a timetable for returning to action. The 29-year-old initially landed on the 10-day disabled list April 11 with what was called a bone bruise. He was transferred to the 60-day DL on May 11.
May 15 - 4:08 PM

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

Eaton underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery on Thursday and is expected to miss a significant portion of the 2018 season. This was done as a procedural move though to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Spencer Kieboom to join the Nationals on Friday.
May 11 - 7:13 PM

Adam Eaton underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery on Thursday.

The procedure was performed in Wisconsin. Eaton's X-rays and MRI results were inconclusive, though a cartilage issue was revealed during surgery. Specifically, Eaton has a tear in his chondral flap. Eaton is in a walking boot and expects to be immobilized for about a week. There's no timetable for his return, though the Nats are holding out hope that he'll be back at some point in 2018. Injuries have limited the 29-year-old to just 31 games over his last two seasons.
May 10 - 7:15 PM

Adam Eaton traveled to Wisconsin on Wednesday to get a second opinion on his injured ankle.

Eaton is in Green Bay to meet with orthopedic surgeon Robert Anderson, according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post. Last week Eaton was reportedly put in a walking boot to help stabilize the injury, in hopes that immobilization would help reduce the amount of pain. He's been out since mid-April after suffering the injury on an awkward slide, and it's starting to sound like Eaton could be out for considerably longer than his most recent late May prognosis.
May 9 - 9:14 PM

Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post hears that Adam Eaton (ankle) is currently in a walking boot.

Eaton has essentially been shut down due to lingering complications with a bone bruise in his left ankle. "We want to get this bruise totally out of there before he starts anything else because it’s kind of a come-and-go thing," Nationals manager Davey Martinez said Tuesday. "When we were in [Los Angeles]. he felt good one day, one day he didn’t feel good, one day he felt good. So we just kind of going to limit his activities right now and hopefully here soon he’ll be back to baseball activities." The 29-year-old outfielder had a .345/.424/.655 batting line and 10 runs scored through his first eight games this season for Washington. He can probably be ruled out through the middle of May.
May 2 - 9:35 AM

Adam Eaton (ankle) remains shut down from baseball activities.

The focus right now is treatment. Eaton landed on the disabled list April 11 with a bone bruise in his left ankle and is still apparently experiencing discomfort. There is no timetable for his return at this point.
May 1 - 4:40 PM

Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Friday that Adam Eaton's recovery from a left ankle bone bruise has been "touch and go."

Eaton feels good some days but not so good other days and the Nationals want to make sure the injury is completely behind him before he's activated. The outfielder has already missed nearly three weeks of action and his return certainly doesn't appear to be imminent.
Apr 27 - 4:45 PM

Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Monday that Adam Eaton (ankle) continues to progress.

However, the skipper added that the team didn't want to activate Eaton until they were confident his left ankle was no longer an issue. Martinez said Sunday that he was hopeful Eaton will return sometime this week, but it's unclear when exactly that might be.
Apr 23 - 8:15 PM

Nationals' manager Dave Martinez said Sunday that he's hopeful Adam Eaton (ankle) will return from the disabled list during the coming week.

Martinez qualified that statement by saying that it'll depend how Eaton feels and what the medical staff decides to do. He was eligible to return from the disabled list on Friday, so as soon as he's feeling up to it, he can rejoin the Nationals' lineup.
Apr 22 - 6:28 PM

Adam Eaton (ankle) played catch in the outfield on Friday.

He will not, however, be activated from the disabled list Friday as originally hoped. Eaton has not had a setback, but rather it seems he just needs a little more time. He's been out since mid-April with a bone bruise in his left ankle.
Apr 20 - 5:57 PM

The Nationals are optimistic that Adam Eaton (ankle) will be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on Friday.

"Definitely we are hoping that we get him back as soon as possible," manager Dave Martinez said Monday. "He’s going through all the stages of trying to get back. I know he ran a little bit today. He’s feeling a little bit better every day. We will see what happens." Eaton is hitting a blistering .345/.424/.655 for the Nats this season. His fantasy owners will certainly be happy to hear that he'll likely be back soon.
Source: MASN Sports
Apr 16 - 7:34 PM

Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Thursday that he believes Adam Eaton (ankle) will "be back sooner than we think."

The Nats didn't reveal a timetable when they placed Eaton on the DL earlier this week with a bone bruise in his left ankle, but the outfielder's recovery is going well. "I saw him today and he’s getting his workouts in," Martinez said . "And we miss him on the field, but it’s actually pretty good that he’s able to continue to do his strengthening for his knees. But he’ll be back. I think he’ll be back sooner than we think. He’s going really good right now." The skipper added that Eaton has been kept off his left foot so far, but that could change "in the next day or two."
Apr 13 - 12:43 PM

Nationals placed OF Adam Eaton on the 10-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his left ankle.

Eaton initially injured the ankle on a slide into home plate last Thursday and might have made matters worse by trying to return to action this weekend. He told reporters late Tuesday night that he's going to rest for a full week, so this might be more than a 10-day absence. Moises Sierra has been called up from Triple-A Syracuse to give Washington some outfield depth. Brian Goodwin should get the majority of starts in left field. Howie Kendrick is an option too.
Apr 11 - 10:00 AM

Adam Eaton (ankle) indicated following Tuesday's game that he's going to rest his leg for a week.

Eaton is dealing with a bone bruise in his left ankle. The Nationals haven't made an official announcement, but a trip to the disabled list sounds like a foregone conclusion. Brian Goodwin should pick up playing time while he's sidelined.
Apr 10 - 10:29 PM

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