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The White Sox signed free agent OF Adam Eaton to a one-year, $7 million contract Tuesday. The deal includes a second-year team option for $8.5 million.
The Nationals declined Eaton’s $10.5 million option in late October. Eaton returns to the White Sox after playing in Chicago from 2014-2016. He is expected to be the team’s starting RF and will look to bounce back after a disappointing 2020 campaign. The 32-year-old OF slashed .226/.285/.384 with four homers, 17 RBI, 22 runs scored and three stolen bases across 176 plate appearances last season. Eaton is fully recovered from a fractured left index finger which limited to 41 games in 2020 and is expected to be 100 percent by the start of Spring Training.
The Nationals declined Adam Eaton's $10.5 million club option for 2021.
Eaton enters free agency following a season in which he hit .226/.285/.384 with four homers and three steals in 41 games. He closed the year on the injured list with a fractured finger.
Adam Eaton was placed on the 10-day IL with a fractured left index finger. Brock Holt was activated off the paternity list to take his spot on the roster.
Eaton suffered the injury on Wednesday while attempting a bunt with the bases-loaded. With the 2020 season drawing to a close and the Nationals, barring a miracle, out of the playoff hunt, Eaton's season is likely finished. He can be dropped in fantasy leagues.
According to Nationals writer Mark Zuckerman, Adam Eaton was removed from Wednesday's game due to a bruised finger. The injury happened on a bases-loaded bunt attempt in the second inning but later removed in the fifth inning.
Before leaving Wednesday's game, he went 0-for-2 with one strikeout. He will be re-evaluated on Thursday. On the season, Eaton has 22 runs, four home runs, 17 RBI, and three steals with a .226 batting average. We hoped he would've provided a higher batting average and more runs scored this season.
Adam Eaton exited Wednesday's game against the Rays with an apparent injury.
Josh Harrison replaced him in the contest. Washington will likely update Eaton's status after the game.