White Sox: Eaton starts rehab strong, could return Tuesday

White Sox: Eaton starts rehab strong, could return Tuesday
August 24, 2014, 11:15 am
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NEW YORK — Adam Eaton could be there when the White Sox return to action on Tuesday in Chicago.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he’s not sure, but there’s little question he’d like to have Eaton, who began his rehab assignment on Saturday, back in the lineup. Eaton, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 9 with a strained right oblique, went 2-for-5 with a double and a run at Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday.

Eaton has a team-high .370 on-base percentage.

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He’s expected to play again at Charlotte on Sunday night. The Knights also play on Monday when the White Sox are off.

“We’ll see how (Sunday) goes first,” Ventura said. “You want him to be back as soon as possible, but you also want him to be ready and all that stuff to go with it. We’ll see how today goes and make sure everything is going as planned for him.”

Ventura said initial reports indicate Eaton is OK.

Eaton has been a catalyst atop the White Sox lineup this season. He’s tied for second in the American League with seven triples, is ninth in OBP and tied for ninth with a .304 batting average.

The White Sox are 4-8 since Eaton went on the DL.