CLEVELAND -- If Adam Eaton hints there’s a chance he’s headed for the disabled list you could almost bet it will happen.
The White Sox center fielder left Friday’s 12-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians early with a right hamstring strain and is listed as day to day.
Eaton said he and trainer Herm Schneider haven’t yet determined a course of treatment but Eaton suspects he could land on the 15-day DL. Eaton missed five games last month with an injury to the tendon in his left knee, though he said that area has improved.
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“Just with both legs and legs are the game that I play so I’m not 100 percent sure, but that’s what I’d say we’re leaning towards just because we want to get everything right,” Eaton said. “I’m not doing any good when I’m (playing) at 80 percent. I’m not sure what Herm wants to do but we’ll see.”
The leadoff man entered Friday’s game with a .281/.364/.385 slash line with a homer and 14 RBIs. He went 0-for-2 with a walk and left after grounding into an inning-ending double play in the top of the fourth.
Eaton said he has been trying to play through a right leg issue for the past week. But he knew when didn’t beat out the double play something wasn’t right.
“It kind of started off some small little irritation and then it kind of felt a little more,” Eaton said. “Like I said, you don’t take anything serious in this game, especially with your body. You try to play through stuff but that’s what we were trying to do and it kind of bit us in the butt. It’s something I thought I could battle through and that double play, I probably should have beat out. But something’s holding me back a little bit. We’ve got to re-evaluate it.”
White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Eaton’s status is uncertain but he has already ruled him out of Saturday’s game.
“He just didn’t look right running down the line,” Ventura said. “He won’t be in there. Just the way he was, treatment and everything. I don’t know if we are going to end up giving him a few days, but it’s something different than the left knee.”