60DAdam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
2 weeks ago

Eaton (knee) has full extension of his surgically repaired knee and is apparently ahead of schedule on his rehab, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's certainly a good sign that Eaton's rehab is going well and he's progressing more quickly than expected. He'll be out the remainder of 2017 but should be ready to get back in action during early 2018.

60DAdam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
4 weeks ago

The Nationals transferred Eaton (knee) to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's merely a formality considering Eaton already underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee and will miss the rest of the 2017 seasons. He'll be closely watched heading into 2018 spring training to see if he can regain the speed and excellent bat skills that made him a breakthrough candidate before he suffered the injury.

60DAdam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
2 months ago

Eaton (knee) underwent surgery Tuesday to address his left ACL and meniscus tear, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eaton reported no complications during the procedure and is still facing a recovery timetable of six-to-nine months. For all intents and purposes, Eaton is out for the season, which will force the Nationals to get by with Michael Taylor as their primary option in center field for the time being. In the 10 games that Eaton has already missed, Taylor is slashing .289/.341/.421 with a pair of stolen bases, but has struck out 15 times in 38 at-bats.

60DAdam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
2 months ago

Eaton (knee) was officially diagnosed with a "full thickness" ACL tear, meniscus tear and a high ankle sprain Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. He's expected to be out six-to-nine months.

EDGE Analysis

Sunday's injury diagnosis suggests that it is highly unlikely that Eaton is able to return at any point during the 2017 season after tearing up his knee during Friday's game against the Mets. General manager Mike Rizzo said that the team likes its in-house options at center field, so it appears that Michael Taylor will serve as Eaton's replacement going forward.

60DAdam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
2 months ago

Eaton is out for the remainder of the season with a torn left ACL, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's a huge blow to Eaton and the Nationals, considering he was placed on the 10-day DL with what was thought to be a strained knee, but a subsequent MRI confirmed the team's worst fears Saturday. The lefty, traded to Washington this offseason, had been off to a great start on the young season -- hitting .297/.393/.462 with 13 RBI -- yet appears bound for surgery within the coming weeks. Eaton will still carry value in dynasty leagues as he undergoes the long recovery process and opens up a major opportunity for Michael Taylor to take over an everyday role in center field.

60DAdam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
2 months ago

Eaton was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a strained left knee, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

This isn't all too surprising given that Eaton was unable to walk off the field under his own power after sustaining the injury Friday. It's unclear how serious the issue is or how long he will be sidelined, but more should be known on his status after the Nationals release his MRI results. Eaton was off to a nice start in his first season with the Nats, slashing .297/.393/.462 with 24 runs and three stolen bases through 23 games. In a corresponding move, Rafael Bautista was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.

60DAdam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
2 months ago

Eaton was forced to leave Friday's game against the Mets with an apparent leg injury and was unable to walk off under his own power, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Eaton was attempting to beat out an infield single when he sustained the injury. He was unable to bear any weight on the injured leg. It was unclear if the injury was to his ankle or knee, but either way, preliminary reports suggest this one could be serious.

60DAdam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
2 months ago

Eaton went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two walks, two RBI and three runs during Thursday's win over the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Setting the table for the Nationals has been a fantasy dream, and it's been the catalyst for a monster start to the season from Eaton. He's up to 24 runs, two home runs, 13 RBI and three stolen bases with a .291/.392/.465 slash line. The veteran outfielder isn't going to pile up home runs or stolen bases, but he's got a shot to lead the majors in runs, and his ability to tilt the scales across all five categories is extremely valuable.

60DAdam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
2 months ago

Eaton went 2-for-5 with a walk, three runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 14-4 rout of the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The move to the nation's capital has definitely agreed with Eaton, as the 28-year-old is slashing .327/.429/.481 through 14 games with 14 runs scored and three steals. Trea Turner (hamstring) is close to returning to action, which could bump Eaton out of the leadoff spot, but even as the Nats' two-hole hitter he should still keep crossing the plate with remarkable frequency.

60DAdam Eaton
CF/RF WSH
2 months ago

Eaton went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

In 26 at-bats since moving into the leadoff spot, Eaton's now hitting .385/.433/.500. Trea Turner (hamstring) is expected to return to the lineup this week, but Nats manager Dusty Baker might consider hitting Turner second when he gets back rather than dislodge the red-hot Eaton from the top of the order.