White Sox: Adam Eaton progresses, hopes to come off DL Sunday

White Sox: Adam Eaton progresses, hopes to come off DL Sunday
August 18, 2014, 6:15 pm
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Adam Eaton is hopeful he could come off the disabled list Sunday when he’s eligible.

The White Sox outfielder said Monday he has begun to perform more baseball activities as he gets closer to the end of his 15 days.

Monday’s actions included dry swings and throwing from 120 feet for Eaton — who has a right oblique strain and has been on the DL since Aug. 9.

“Everything felt great and everything is on pace,” Eaton said. “I think the next couple of days will kind of prove to us whether we’re going to be on Sunday or maybe a little bit after. But if we don’t have any set backs Sunday seems like the target date or maybe Monday or Tuesday. Everything is going well.”

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Robin Ventura would like nothing better than to have Eaton back in the White Sox lineup. Eaton has a .304/.370/.401 slash line in 414 plate appearances and has been a catalyst.

The manager estimates Eaton would require a rehab assignment but it won’t necessarily be a long one.

“It is progressing,” Ventura said. “It looks like it's getting better. You would like for him to go out first and at least play in a couple games. I don't know if it would have to be that long but you would like to see him make sure that he is feeling very well, 100 percent.”