Eaton out of White Sox lineup, misses fourth straight game

Eaton out of White Sox lineup, misses fourth straight game
April 23, 2014, 5:30 pm
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DETROIT -- Adam Eaton feels good after testing his hamstring/tendon injury the past two days but also said he’s on “The Herm Program.”

The White Sox outfielder, who hoped he might only miss three games, contends he could sit out a couple more as he and trainer Herm Schneider work to get him healthy once again.

[RELATED: Chris Sale not expecting long recovery time]

White Sox manager Robin Ventura is pleased to hear that Eaton -- who left both Friday and Saturday’s game early with injuries -- said he might be out through Thursday’s series finale against the Detroit Tigers.

"He’s thinking properly," Ventura said. "He’s getting closer. He's able to do stuff. I don’t think we’re heading for a (disabled list) type of thing. You still have to watch him just because of who he is, his personality. You can probably use other words that aren't as nice. He just kind of plays hard and goes 100 percent all the time. As much as he’d like to think he can hold back, he doesn't play that way. We have to be the ones to hold him back."

WHITE SOX NOTES

-- With six already, Jose Abreu has the most home runs of any White Sox player through their first 21 career games. His homer and RBI total (19) both rank second in the American League and his .580 slugging percentage is third.

-- The White Sox bullpen has allowed three runs in 15 innings over the past four games.

-- Ventura thinks third baseman Conor Gillaspie (sore hand) could have returned to the White Sox lineup Wednesday but he won’t start because Detroit is throwing left-hander Drew Smyly.