Adam Dunn has maintained good feel despite extended absence

Adam Dunn has maintained good feel despite extended absence
April 13, 2014, 1:30 pm
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Aside from an odd stretch this week where he sat three days in a row, Adam Dunn has felt pretty good at the start of the 2014 season.

Much like the rest of his offensive teammates, the White Sox slugger is off to a strong start. He has a .241/.410/.483 slash line through 39 plate appearances with two home runs and seven RBIs.

Dunn hasn’t yet appeared in the field hence the three days off when the White Sox played at the Colorado Rockies and didn’t need a designated hitter. Even though it was strange for him to not play, Dunn said the early-April timing probably helped him maintain rhythm because it came close to the end of spring training.

“It would be a lot harder in June to miss three games in a row than a week in,” Dunn said. “You’re used to playing one, off one, instead of having the routine of playing in 50 or 60 or 70 straight games.”

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Even though he was off, Dunn said he worked hard over the three-game set in Denver. He got as much time in the cage as he could and has maintained his feel since returning. Dunn is 3-for-9 with three RBIs and four walks in three games against Cleveland in this series.

“I feel good,” Dunn said. “(Time off) obviously makes it tough. But the last two games I’ve felt pretty good so we’ll see what happens.”