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Adam Eaton finally cleared to rejoin the Diamondbacks

Jul 9, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

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Adam Eaton was supposed to open this season as Arizona’s starting center fielder and leadoff man.

It’s three months late, but he’s finally in that role.

According to television reporter Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona, Eaton, who suffered a sprained UCL in his left elbow during the middle of spring training, has officially been activated from the disabled list and is batting leadoff and starting in center field on Tuesday night against the Dodgers.

The Diamondbacks have a crowded outfield at the moment with Gerardo Parra, Jason Kubel, Cody Ross, A.J. Pollock and Martin Prado all in good health, but Eaton carries exciting upside and should get something resembling everyday at-bats. The athletic 24-year-old from Springfield, Ohio hit .259/.382/.412 with two homers, two stolen bases and 19 runs scored in 103 plate appearances last season for the Snakes.

  1. nsauser - Jul 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Just as AJ Pollock was having a pretty good season with 23 2Bs. Hopefully they will be able to unload Kubel by the trading deadline for some pitching help.

  2. phillyreese215 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    FINALLY! i had him in the fantasy baseball DL spot all season.

  3. dannymac17 - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Good cause he really dropped that baseball by A Gon lmao

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