DENVER -- Center fielder Adam Eaton was acquired in December from the D-backs in exchange for pitcher Hector Santiago and outfielder Brandon Jacobs. Eaton is in the American League for the first time after playing 88 games for Arizona the past two seasons, including seven at Coors Field.
"Guys are asking me questions about this place," Eaton said of his White Sox teammates, "because I've been here a few times. I'm familiar with this league and most of the pitching. It's nice to be a little more familiar."
Eaton, who has hit safely in five of his first six games with the White Sox in the leadoff spot, entered Monday with a .269 average (7-for-26) with four runs scored and five RBIs. He is trying to build up a data bank on American League pitchers, many of them unknown.
"One day I'm comfortable because I've seen this guy," Eaton said. "The next day, it's up in the air, because you know you haven't seen this guy yet. You have to kind of feel him out as he's feeling you out. So it's almost like Spring Training all over again. It's going to be a process. I definitely think I'll be better the second time around seeing guys."
Jack Etkin is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less