Outfielder Adam Eaton has signed a one year, $7 million deal with the Chicago White Sox. He spent his last four seasons with the Washington Nationals, winning the World Series in 2019.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported the news on Tuesday via Twitter.
Outfielder Adam Eaton and the Chicago White Sox are in agreement on a one-year, $7 million deal that includes a club option for 2022, sources tell ESPN. The White Sox have their right fielder, pending physical, and it's an old friend. On the news first: @ChuckGarfien.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 8, 2020
After making his debut for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012, Eaton joined the White Sox for three seasons (2014-2016). Following this was a great four year stint with the Nationals. Now, the nine year veteran is returning to the South Side.
The White Sox are on the rise following a long rebuild, placing second in the AL Central division in 2020. They would go on to lose in the Wild Card Series to the Oakland Athletics. Eaton’s addition is clearly an effort to inject veteran leadership into a very young and talented lineup.
Chicago will open its season in April of 2021 against the Los Angeles Angels.
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