White Sox release Adam Eaton, making outfielder a free agent

The Chicago White Sox announced Monday that Adam Eaton, a former Miami University RedHawks standout, was granted his unconditional release - making the outfielder a free agent.

The White Sox announced last Wednesday that Eaton was designated for assignment to make room on their roster for former Loveland High School standout Adam Engel, who was activated from the 10-day injured list.

Chicago White Sox right fielder Leury Garcia (28), center fielder Adam Engel (15) and right fielder Adam Eaton (12) celebrate after the White Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-4 in the 10th inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 11, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Eaton, 32, returned from the IL earlier this week after missing time with a hamstring injury. He hit .201 with five homers in 219 plate appearances this season, his 10th in Major League Baseball and first in his second stint with the White Sox.

Eaton also played for the White Sox from 2014 to 2016. He played for the Washington Nationals from 2017 to 2020.

In Oct. 2019, Eaton became the first former MU player to get a hit in a World Series.

Engel is hitting .286 in 47 plate appearances this season, his fifth with the White Sox.

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