Chicago White Sox: We are finally done with Adam Eaton forever

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO - MAY 16: Adam Eaton #12 of the Chicago White Sox hits a two run home run against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning on May 16, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - MAY 16: Adam Eaton #12 of the Chicago White Sox hits a two run home run against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning on May 16, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox have a huge game with Lance Lynn on the mound ahead of them as they try to take yet another series from the Minnesota Twins. Before the pregame festivities got underway, however, they announced that they were activating Adam Engel off the Injured List for the second time this season. That will surely be a big boost to the roster which is much needed with all the injuries. However, nobody expected them to actually DFA Adam Eaton.

The Chicago White Sox has finally designated Adam Eaton for assignment.

It is a move that a lot of people wanted but never thought they would get. It is very rare for the White Sox to cut ties with a veteran like that in favor of a younger player who is much better. The White Sox have players like Gavin Sheets and Jake Burger who deserve roster spots a lot more than Eaton at this point. It was a very refreshing move.

Eaton did not have a good time in his second stint with the team. He is no longer the player that was traded to the Washington Nationals to get back someone like Lucas Giolito. Unlike last year, they didn’t hang on to guys who weren’t helping them anymore. It could end up paying off down the stretch as they try to win the AL Central.

He is more than likely going to latch on to another team at some point. There just isn’t enough room on the roster right now for him even with the injuries. He doesn’t provide the team with anything special anymore. It is only going to get harder to make this team’s roster each day when superstars like Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert start to return.

This move means one thing specifically for the White Sox. They mean serious business in the year 2021. Eaton didn’t work out so they cut him right when Engel came back. If Engel got hurt for the third time this season, they know there are better options on the 40-man than Adam Eaton. As mentioned before, the old-school White Sox would never make a move like this but times are changed.

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Now the White Sox need to continue finding ways to win baseball games as they start to get healthy. If everything starts to really quick by mid-August or early September, this team has the talent needed to win the World Series. The pitching has been excellent so now it is time to see the offense step up. Hopefully, Engel being in over Eaton will help that cause.

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