White Sox Release Veteran Outfielder


The Chicago White Sox have released outfielder Adam Eaton. Even though he is having a bit of a hard year, his abundance of experience may be enough to get him a league minimum contract before the season is over. 

Eaton signed a one-year, $8 million with the team this past off-season to return to the team. His deal also included an $8.5 million club option for the 2022 season. With him being released, that of course is not going to come into fruition.

When the White Sox signed Eaton, it seemed like a smart idea. He just came off a very strong tenure with the Washington Nationals, which of course included a 2019 World Series championship. He also was a familiar face who spent three seasons with the White Sox in the past. However, he struggled immensely in his return. In 58 games, he had 5 home runs, but an extremely low .201 batting average. This poor of production makes his release entirely justifiable.

It will be interesting to see where the 32-year-old outfielder ends up next. Perhaps a team fighting for a playoff spot could give him a chance. It has the potential to be a low-risk, high-reward type of deal. 

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