We are very excited to have our first guest author on the site, Ben Fadden. Ben wrote an article about Adam Eaton’s injury, enjoy!
Adam Eaton walked into the Washington Nationals Locker room on Sunday knowing he would have to be a cheerleader for good amount of time now.
The Washington Nationals announced on Sunday Morning that Eaton had a torn left ACL, a ankle sprain, and a meniscus tear. GM Mike Rizzo said he expects Eaton to be out for 6-9 months.
As Eaton lunged towards first base, he recalled hearing a pop describing the feeling as “the worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life”. During an interview on Sunday Eaton said, “I’m going to work my butt off and give myself the best-case scenario to play. This year would be great and if that is the case it would be in October.”
This season Eaton was hitting .297 with 2 home runs and 3 stolen base as he was a table setter up at the top of the lineup with Trea Turner.
With Adam Eaton out, Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Michael Taylor will get the first crack at being the interim center fielder. On Sunday, Washington also brought up outfielder, Rafael Bautista. Michael Taylor is hitting .227 in his MLB career. Now this year is the third consecutive season that Taylor has been called up for a center fielder’s injuries.
Rizzo maintained that he is comfortable right now with the options Washington has in center field saying that that is one of the deepest positions in the organization.
The Nationals will have to find a way to win this division without Adam Eaton this year.
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(featured image by the Washington Post)