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CHICAGO -- White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton left Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers with a bruised lower back after he crashed into the fence in right-center field at full speed while chasing a fly ball.
|Adam Eaton suffered a bruised lower back after he crashed into the fence in right-center field at full speed.|
Eaton was on the run for a deep fly ball from the Rangers' Adam Rosales, which ultimately went out of the ballpark for a two-run home run. The speedy center fielder never seemed to see that he was quickly approaching the fence, nearly crashing into a padded support pole.
After being tended to on the warning track by trainer Herm Schneider, Eaton walked off the field gingerly, but under his own power. Leury Garcia replaced him in center field.
The White Sox announced that X-rays were taken, but they came back negative.
At just 5-foot-8 and 185 pounds, Eaton prides himself on his all-out style, saying if he isn't giving maximum effort at all times he won't last very long in the game. He leads the White Sox with a .372 on-base percentage that is tied for ninth in the American League.
Eaton had his 11-game hitting streak and 21-game on-base streak snapped in Tuesday night's 16-0 defeat to the Rangers.