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Adam Eaton | Outfielder | #2

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 176
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Miami (OH)
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 19 (0) / ARZ
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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. Jun 11 - 1:58 PM

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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.
Jun 1 - 12:58 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.
May 10 - 3:48 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.
Apr 30 - 11:20 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.
Apr 29 - 7:53 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.
Apr 29 - 10:17 AM

Adam Eaton was forced to leave Friday's game against the Mets in the night inning due to an apparent leg injury.

Eaton hustled to beat out an infield single in the ninth inning but immediately collapsed after reaching the first base bag and had to be carried off of the field. He appeared to roll his left ankle on the base as he ran through. He'll undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine the full extent of the injury. Michael Taylor could see increased action in the outfield if Eaton is forced to miss any significant time with this injury. Look for an update on his status from the Nationals on Saturday.
Apr 28 - 11:24 PM

Adam Eaton went 2-for-4 with a homer, two walks and three runs scored Thursday against the Rockies.

This would seem to settle it: there's no way manager Dusty Baker can take Eaton out of the leadoff spot right now, no matter his previous plans. Eaton first, with Trea Turner batting second, is the Nationals' best option, even if it cuts down on Turner's steal attempts.
Apr 27 - 6:46 PM

Adam Eaton went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Mets.

The Nationals' big offseason acquisition has lived up to expectations in the season's first three weeks, batting .292/.390/.431 with one home run, seven RBI and three stolen bases. He has done a great job of setting the table and has scored 15 runs in 17 games.
Apr 22 - 8:49 PM

Adam Eaton is getting a day off on Saturday, taking a seat against Jeremy Hellickson and the Phillies.

Michael Taylor is drawing the start in center field in his absence and batting seventh for the Nationals while Wilmer Difo slides up to the leadoff spot. Expect Eaton to be back in there for Sunday's series finale.
Apr 15 - 10:26 AM

Adam Eaton went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Eaton drove in the Nationals' only run in the 6-1 defeat via an eighth-inning RBI single. He also doubled in the contest, his fourth two-bagger through the first week-and-a-half of play. Wednesday's showing was not only his second multi-hit game of the season, it was his second multi-hit performance in the last three contests.
Apr 12 - 7:48 PM

Adam Eaton will bat second on Opening Day against the Marlins.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker previously said that he didn't want to go with Eaton, Bryce Harper, and Daniel Murphy consecutively in the lineup, but that's exactly what he's doing on Opening Day. It will be interesting to see how long he sticks with it, but it's worth a shot since the Marlins don't have any lefties in their bullpen. Of course, it's worth noting that the right-handed hitting Anthony Rendon (calf) is out Monday, so things could change once he's back to full health.
Apr 3 - 9:29 AM

Hitting sixth, Adam Eaton went 0-for-3 Tuesday in a loss to the Red Sox.

It's a logic puzzle: Trea Turner has to hit first, Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy have to hit back-to-back and three lefties can't hit consecutively. It all adds up to Eaton hitting sixth for the Nationals at the beginning of the season, something that would take a big toll on his fantasy value. It would probably take someone from the front office stepping in to change Baker's mind, and that doesn't seem likely to happen in D.C.
Mar 7 - 4:34 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker indicated again on Monday that he isn't set on using Trea Turner and Adam Eaton out of the top two spots in the order.

Baker wants to use Turner out of the leadoff spot, so the main issue is that he doesn't want three left-handed batters behind him. If Eaton was to bat second, he would be followed by Daniel Murphy and Bryce Harper. "Do I bat two or three left-handers in a row and let the manager wipe out my whole lineup with a couple lefties during the course of a game?" Baker asked. "Or do I try to achieve balance?" Baker could fix the issue by batting Eaton leadoff and the right-handed hitting Turner out of the No. 2 spot, but it sounds like he doesn't like that idea. At least for now. If Eaton ends up hitting lower in the order, it could mean that Jayson Werth will end up in the No. 2 spot in the order, but Baker plans to try some different ideas throughout the spring. It's a situation to watch for fantasy owners.
Feb 28 - 10:51 AM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker indicated Friday that he will bat Trea Turner leadoff and possibly hit Jayson Werth second.

The assumption has been that Adam Eaton would either bat leadoff or second for the Nats, but it sounds like he might hit in the lower half of the order. Baker's reasoning is that he doesn't want to bat three lefties in a row if Eaton hits second and is followed by Daniel Murphy and Bryce Harper. That's fine, but he could easily solve that with Eaton at leadoff and Turner in the two-hole. Hopefully Baker will come to his senses by Opening Day, but we can't count on it. It's something to track this spring, as it could greatly affect Eaton's potential runs output.
Feb 17 - 1:52 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Brian Goodwin
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koda Glover
2Shawn Kelley
3Blake Treinen
4Matt Albers
5Oliver Perez
6Joe Blanton
7Jacob Turner
8Enny Romero
9Matt Grace
10Sammy Solis