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White Sox option outfielder Danks; Eaton returns

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CHICAGO -- The White Sox optioned outfielder Jordan Danks to Triple-A Charlotte during Monday's off-day, and prior to Tuesday night's series opener against Cleveland at U.S. Cellular Field, the club reinstated center fielder and leadoff man Adam Eaton from the 15-day disabled list.

Eaton hit the DL on Aug. 9 with a strained right oblique. He had a brief injury rehab assignment on Saturday and Sunday with Charlotte, finishing 3-for-10 with two runs scored, one RBI and one stolen base. The White Sox have posted a 4-9 record during Eaton's absence.

Danks, 28, is hitting .190 with one double, two home runs, nine RBIs and eight runs scored in 33 games over two stints with the White Sox this season. He is 11-for-38 (.289) with one home run and four RBIs over 12 games since being recalled from Charlotte on Aug. 9. Known for his defensive talent, Danks posted a .276 average with 18 doubles, 16 homers and 56 RBIs over 88 games with the Knights, and he figures to return to the White Sox when rosters expand in September.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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