Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago White Sox tweeted out the following regarding centerfielder Adam Eaton:
Adam Eaton leaving shortly for AAA for about 12 at-bats. Expected back Sunday.
— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) May 14, 2014
This is excellent news, because the White Sox lineup isn’t the same without the energy and spark that the 5-8 Eaton brings to the diamond each game.
Eaton needing on around 12 at-bats while playing for Triple-A Charlotte hopefully is a good sign he’s rested, ready and healed from his hamstring issue. It also helps the weather is warming up, because cold weather and hamstring issuer are never a good mixture.
Maybe Eaton pending return (and the eighth inning three-run home run by Jose Abreu on Wednesday) might be what the White Sox need to be able to get on a winning streak of some sort.
Before having the injury, Eaton, the lead-off batter in the lineup, was batting a respectable .276 at the plate with five doubles, one triple and one home run. Currently he has 14 RBIs and has forced 11 walks in 25 games played.
Eaton has been on the DL since May 3, but has been dealing with the hamstring issue for most of the season, ever since the series against the Texas Rangers.
With Eaton on the DL, the White Sox are 6-6.
In short … all White Sox fans can’t wait for Eaton’s return to the diamond … he’s needed in this lineup for lasting success.
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