Out Saturday, Adam Eaton may get six days to rest ailments

Out Saturday, Adam Eaton may get six days to rest ailments
July 12, 2014, 1:30 pm
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CLEVELAND -- Adam Eaton is most likely in line for six straight days off.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said his center fielder and leadoff man has a list of ailments that is almost too long to remember and believes Eaton could benefit from additional rest.

With four days off starting Monday for the All-Star break along with the final two games at Progressive Field, Ventura thinks Eaton should be well rested when the White Sox open the second half at home on Friday.

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Eaton’s latest bumps and bruises includes a sore ankle after he was hit by a pitch on Friday along with a jammed wrist, courtesy of sliding into second base in Boston.

But it’s more than that, Ventura said.

“Left ankle,” Ventura said. “And his foot. And probably his hamstring. Maybe his neck. The list is very long with him that I had to read. There’s plenty there.

“He has a couple things. He could play but right now we’re hoping these couple of days plus the All-Star break he’ll be totally fresh on Friday.”

Eaton has reached base safely in 31 of the last 34 games he has played, including a span of 20 straight from June 3-25. He has a .270/.340/.372 slash line and is tied for third on the club with 42 runs scored this season.

Alejandro De Aza is hitting leadoff on Saturday. De Aza has a lifetime .860 OPS against the Indians in 59 games, including six homers and 34 RBIs.