Prior to this afternoon’s series finale against the Twins, the White Sox made a pair of roster moves.
Engel was placed on the injured list on June 22nd for the second time this season after he strained his right hamstring. It’s the same injury that held him out of competition for months and limited him to just 10 games so far. In the shortened action he’s seen, Adam is hitting .241/.313/.552 with three home runs, four RBI, and one stolen base.
Assuming he can stay healthy, Engel’s regular presence in the lineup would be much welcomed. Looking back, the 29-year-old hit all three of his homers over his last seven games played, so a little of that power could go a long ways for this inconsistent lineup. Fans should not be caught off guard, however, if Engel is not in the lineup for consecutive games to start as the training staff will likely try to limit his workload to avoid further complications.
As for Eaton, the 32-year-old outfielder was hitting .201/.298/.344 (38-for-189) with eight doubles, two triples, five home runs, 28 RBI and 33 runs scored over 58 games this season. Fans were becoming increasingly frustrated with the veteran’s lack of production, and it appears those feelings reached a tipping point with the front office. The emergence of Gavin Sheets also didn’t help Eaton’s case much, as his second stint with the club has reached it’s end.
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