If Neosporin needs a new pitchman then Adam Eaton would love to offer his services.
The White Sox leadoff man and center fielder always has a variety of scratches, abrasions and scrapes that amount as a result of his hair-on-fire style of play. So, right there next to his toothbrush and toothpaste, Eaton has a tube of Neosporin that he applies to each afflicted area on a nightly basis.
“I use it every night,” Eaton said. “I brush my teeth and then I put Neosporin on my hand, my knees, everything and make sure I’m covered and go to bed. I think it works miracles. I love it.”
The White Sox are ecstatic about the production they have received from Eaton, who enters Wednesday’s game with a .418 on-base percentage.
He has reached base at least two times in nine of 14 games this season. But as a result of head-first dives, running into fences and slides on the outfield grass, Eaton said his little bumps and bruises quickly accumulate. Perhaps if they continue to accrue, Eaton won’t have to pay for his Neosporin any longer.
“There’s always little things wrong with me, body-wise, icing-wise, Neosporin-wise that just add onto the list of things that I need to continue to work on and heal up,” Eaton said. “It’s right next to my toothbrush and toothpaste. I need to reach out to them. Maybe I can get a couple of tubes for free.”