The Angels added to their outfield depth on Wednesday, as they signed outfielder Adam Eaton to a contract. By adding him to the 40-man roster, the club designated left-handed pitcher Dillon Peters for assignment.
Eaton appeared in 58 games for the White Sox this season before he was designated for assignment on July 7. Just six days later he was granted his unconditional release by Chicago.
On the season, Eaton is hitting .201 with an OPS of .642. He has five home runs and has driven in 28 runs while scoring 33 runs. With runners in scoring position, he hit .341 (15/44) with five doubles, one triple, two home runs and 21 RBI. He was granted his unconditional release by Chicago on Monday.
With Mike Trout and Justin Upton currently on the Injured List, Eaton joins Taylor Ward and Juan Lagares as the outfielders on the team. For now it provides depth and allows Eaton time to get comfortable with the team. It was only two seasons ago where he finished the season with more than 150 hits. If he’s able to fix his struggles at the plate, this could turn out to be a high-reward/low-risk type of signing.