If his finger is broken, and Adam Eaton said Tuesday it isn’t, the White Sox leadoff man sure hasn’t played like it. The outfielder has played with a jammed right middle finger since earlier this month and though it’s painful, it’s still playable. The last point is most important to Eaton, who jammed the finger on his non-throwing hand when he slid into second base while the team was in Boston. In four games after the All-Star break, Eaton is 8-for-14 with three walks and two stolen bases. “I’m fine,” Eaton said. “It’s not broke. It’s just hurt. I’m fine. I don’t even want to talk about it. Let’s not talk about it. We’re good.” White Sox manager Robin Ventura gave Eaton six days off, including two before the All-Star break, to heal. When the team returned to action on Friday, Ventura said Eaton probably benefitted from the time off most. Eaton said at the time his finger was playable but he just wanted to be “discrete” about it. He also was nursing injuries to his hamstring, left ankle, foot and neck.
White Sox: Adam Eaton says finger isn't broken
CSN Chicago | Jul 23