Angels sign outfielder Adam Eaton after White Sox release

Angels sign previous Sox outfielder Adam Eaton initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Former White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton was signed by the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday, per ESPN.

The news comes 2 days after Eaton was launched by Chicago.

The 32-year-old was very first designated for task on July 7, permitting space for outfielder Adam Engel, who is back from his injured-list stay.

Eaton was chosen by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 19th round of the 2010 MLB draft and was traded to the White Sox in a three-team offer amongst the Diamondbacks, Angels and the Sox in December 2013.

In his very first stint with Chicago, Eaton batted .300 with 15 taken bases in 2014. The Sox traded Eaton to the Washington Nationals for Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo López and Dane Dunning in 2016.

Eaton invested 4 years with the Nationals and won a World Series in 2019 prior to going back to the Sox in December 2020 on a one-year, $7 million agreement.

The outfielder left to a fantastic start in his 2nd stint with the Sox, consisting of an Opening Day crowning achievement versus the Angels, however a depression followed mid-April. His leg problems likewise landed him on the 10-day hurt list in June.

Brian Goodwin and novice Gavin Sheets took control of ideal field throughout the Baltimore series prior to the All-Star break. Eaton has actually practiced with Sheets to assist him find out the brand-new position as the injury bug bites White Sox outfielders.

“For him to take me out there to right field and show me the ropes — and obviously I’m new to this — I’m all ears. A great guy to learn from,” Sheets informed NBC Sports Chicago previously this month.

Eaton will head to the Angels batting .201 with 5 homers and 28 RBIs in 58 video games.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.