Adam Eaton CF CWS 2 weeks ago

The White Sox signed Eaton to a five-year extension worth $23 million Friday.

The contract also incldues two club options, so Eaton could be on the south side through 2021. In the short term, Eaton should serve as the White Sox's leadoff hitter for as long as he's healthy.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 2 weeks ago

Eaton was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a stomach virus, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Eaton should be fine within the next few days, and he's otherwise had a healthy spring training. He figures to hit at the top of an improved Chicago lineup, which gives him a chance to rank among the league leaders in runs, if he can stay healthy.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 6 months ago

Eaton went 1-for-4 with one run scored on Friday against the Royals.

The only real excitement the White Sox' bats could provide against the Royals on Friday was a triple off Eaton's bat. Eaton (.296/.357/.396) battled injury yet again this season and was underwhelming when it came to his power numbers, but he does provide promise in 2015 as a player that can score runs, steal bases and hit for average.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 6 months ago

Eaton (personal) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

Eaton missed the last couple games for personal reasons, but he will be back in action Tuesday night. Eaton will bat leadoff and man center field as he regularly does.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 6 months ago

Eaton will miss his second straight game Monday because of a death in the family, but may be able to rejoin the team Monday night, the Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen reports.

It sounds like Eaton could be back in the lineup Tuesday, and possibly even available off the bench Monday. Meanwhile, Moises Sierra will get the start in center field.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 6 months ago

Eaton missed Sunday's game due to family reasons, and he is not in the lineup Monday, CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes reports.

There should be more available regarding Eaton's availability for the rest of the season later Monday, but for now he should be considered day-to-day.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 7 months ago

Eaton said he plans to try to steal more bases in the final month of the season, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports. "I definitely don't think I'm a 10-to-15 steal guy a year. I think I'm a 20-plus yearly. So, this month I'm hopefully going to try to put some pressure on some people and hopefully get those steals up to where I think I should be," Eaton said. "As much as everyone thinks that I've been in the league five years, I'm still trying to get comfortable."

Given his tools, it is a bit surprising that Eaton only has 14 steals to go with his .377 OBP, so it's good to hear that he believes that there is room to improve. There's a big difference between a player saying they are going to do something and actually doing it, but he could be a sneaky source of steals down the stretch and heading into next season.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 7 months ago

Eaton was ejected from Tuesday's game for arguing balls and strikes, the White Sox's official site reports.

It actually wasn't apparent that Eaton had received his first career ejection until he did not take the field in the bottom half of the inning. He went 0-for-3 in the contest, which snapped a seven-game hit streak.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 7 months ago

Eaton went 1-for-3 with a walk, run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to Cleveland.

Eaton has performed well in three games since returning from his oblique injury, going 4-for-11 with a couple of extra-base hits. The stolen base Thursday was his 13th of the season, and is a good sign that he is feeling healthy.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 7 months ago

Eaton went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored Wednesday against the Indians.

Both hits were of the extra-base variety, and each came against Cleveland starter Corey Kluber. Eaton has quickly made an impact since being activated Tuesday, going 3-for-8 with an RBI and three runs scored in his first two games back.