Report: White Sox sign Adam Eaton to 1-year, $7M deal

The Chicago White Sox agreed to a one-year, $7 million deal with free agent outfielder Adam Eaton, ESPN reported Tuesday.

The deal includes a club option for 2022 and is pending the results of a physical, per the report.

Eaton, who turned 32 on Sunday, played three seasons with the White Sox (2014-16) before spending the past four seasons with the Washington Nationals.

He batted a career-worst .226 with four homers and 17 RBIs in 41 games last season.

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Eaton is a career .282 hitter with 60 homers and 289 RBIs in 831 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2012-13), White Sox and Nationals. He helped Washington win a World Series in 2019.

Eaton will likely take over right field in Chicago, with 2020 Rookie of the Year runner-up and Gold Glove winner Luis Robert in center and 2020 Silver Slugger winner Eloy Jimenez in left.

The White Sox have been busy this week, reportedly acquiring veteran right-hander Lance Lynn in a trade with the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

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