Adam Eaton CF CWS 1 week ago

Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cleveland Indians because of a shoulder injury, according to the Chicago Tribune. Eaton suffered the injury while making a diving catch during Saturday's game, but the team does not believe the issue to be serious and he stands a chance to return for Monday's series opener against the Boston Red Sox.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 3 weeks ago

Eaton went 2-for-4 with a walkoff home run and to RBI in the White Sox's win over the Jays on Wednesday.

The 11th-inning home run was Eaton's sixth of the season, which tied his total from the previous three seasons combined. His overall stats are still a bit depressed from his early-season struggles, but he owns a more respectable .276/.352/.449 line, with four home runs and four steals, since the start of June. Many White Sox should be on the trading block this July, but Eaton may not be one of them given that he signed a team-friendly extension before the season.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 1 month ago

Eaton went 2-for-4 with his fourth homer, a walk and two runs scored Thursday in Detroit.

Eaton's in the midst of a disappointing season, as his average is still lingering at .253, but he's strung together three consecutive multi-hit games now, so he's showing some signs of getting things going. Still, fantasy owners will need to see Eaton run more while continuing to bring up the batting average before he becomes relevant in most mixed leagues.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 2 months ago

Eaton was upset by the White Sox's decision to start him on the bench Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Bench coach Mark Parent (who is filling in for manager Robin Ventura this weekend) said the club did not want the slumping Eaton to face Rays starter Chris Archer. Eaton's displeasure could be heard behind closed doors before the game, and he told reporters, "I can't really speak too much on it. I just work here," after the game. Eaton entered late in the game as a sub, but he may continue to cede starts to J.B. Shuck if struggles continue.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 2 months ago

Eaton is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

J.B. Shuck is filling in at center field and in the leadoff spot for Eaton, who is likely just getting some rest. Eaton has registered a .256/.293/.436 slash line so far in June, which is decent compared to his earlier performance but a far cry from his excellent 2014 season.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 2 months ago

Eaton is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

J.B. Shuck will take over in center field and lead off against right-hander Vincent Velasquez, pushing Eaton to the bench after 29 consecutive starts. While Eaton's role in center field does not appear to be in jeopardy, there has been some talk recently that his spot atop the order may be. Eaton is getting on base at just a .288 clip so far this year, down from .362 in 2014.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 2 months ago

Eaton went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the White Sox's loss to the Tigers on Sunday.

Manager Robin Ventura threatened to pull Eaton from the leadoff spot, and Eaton responded with a two-hit performance. The pair of hits aside, there are few options on the roster to replace Eaton in the No. 1 slot. Eaton's .295 embarrassingly ranks fifth among Sox regulars, and three of the guys ahead of him (Adam LaRoche, Jose Abreu, and Avisail Garcia) are unlikely to abandon the middle third of the order.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 2 months ago

Eaton's spot atop the order could be in jeopardy, the Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan reports.

Manager Robin Ventura said that while he would consider moving Eaton out of the leadoff spot, he would leave him there for now. A lot of Eaton's perceived value before the season stemmed from his spot atop the order, as it was a spot that he figured to threaten to score 100-plus runs from. He is on pace to get to 90-plus runs (31 currently), but he is also getting on base at a .297 clip, which is the reason the White Sox may consider a change.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 2 months ago

Eaton went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the White Sox's loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.

Eaton's home run in the third accounted for all of the White Sox's runs in what turned out to be a tromping by the Rangers. Eaton has already matched his career-best in home runs (with three), but he has yet to warm up at the plate or on the basepaths as we might have expected.

Adam Eaton CF CWS 2 months ago

Eaton went 2-for-4 Saturday with a triple, a run scored and an RBI.

One day after seeing his 10-game hitting streak snapped, Eaton bounced right back with a multi-hit effort. He's now slashing a respectable .286/.342/.457 in 70 May at-bats.