Adam Eaton's DL stint has been tough on him, like a kid sent to his room to study instead of being able to go play outside.
That's how he stated it after his first rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte, his first action in more than two weeks. Eaton, who is expected to rejoin the White Sox on Sunday in Houston, played in both games of a doubleheader. He went 2-for-6 with an RBI and a stolen base in his first two games since he went on the 15-day disabled list on May 3 with a right hamstring strain.
"It was 100 percent," he said after the game. "To go out there and run 100 percent and have confidence, that's all it is really, is gaining the confidence back in the hamstring. It felt good overall so it was a good day at the ballpark.
"It's like you're grounded when you were little. Your parents won't let you, for two weeks you've got to to to your room and study. It's no fun, all you're doing is looking outside watching all your friends have fun and you've got to sit on your bed and mope and study.
"It's good to get out there and play with the boys and I really enjoyed being back out there playing baseball."
Watch all of Eaton's comments in the video above.