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13-10 4-6 L3
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8-13 4-6 W1
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Top Nathan Eaton News

  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Eaton cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

    He's no longer on the Royals' 40-man roster but will remain in the organization. Eaton went just 4-for-53 (.075 average) with two walks and 21 strikeouts in the majors during 2023.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Dropped from 40-man roster

    Eaton was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday.

    Eaton has lost his spot on the 40-man roster in Kansas City as part of a string of early-November moves. The 26-year-old outfielder went 4-for-53 (.075) with two walks and 21 strikeouts this season in the majors.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Optioned to Triple-A

    Kansas City optioned Eaton to Triple-A Omaha on Monday.

    Eaton has gone 4-for-53 (.075) with zero extra-base hits, two walks and 21 strikeouts across a few different stints in the majors this year.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Back in majors

    The Royals recalled Eaton from Triple-A Omaha on Friday, Jaylon T. Thompson of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Eaton was optioned to Omaha last week, but he will return to the majors as Matt Beaty lands on the 7-day concussion IL. Eaton has just three hits in 52 big-league at-bats this season and will presumably serve as a bench piece while in Kansas City.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Optioned to Triple-A

    Eaton was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

    Eaton has been dreadful during his time in the majors this season, managing just three hits in 52 at-bats. Samad Taylor is taking his spot on Kansas City's roster.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Notches steal

    Eaton stole a base as a pinch runner in Monday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Reds.

    Eaton ran for MJ Melendez in the 10th inning and stole third base, but he was left there in the one-run loss. Eaton has appeared in three games since his June 9 recall from Triple-A Omaha, but he's yet to log an at-bat. The outfielder will likely continue to serve as a defensive replacement and speed option off the bench, as he's hitting just .058 with three steals and a 2:21 BB:K through 55 plate appearances.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Recalled from Triple-A

    Eaton was recalled Friday from Triple-A Omaha, Pete Grathoff of The Kansas City Star reports.

    He'll take over the 26-man roster spot left vacant by Edward Olivares, who has been placed on the restricted list. Eaton has gone 3-for-52 (.058) with 21 strikeouts this season at the major-league level.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Optioned to Triple-A

    Eaton was optioned to Triple-A Omaha by the Royals on Thursday.

    Eaton is just 3-for-52 with 21 strikeouts on the season. The Royals will announce a corresponding move prior to Friday's game against the Nationals.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Out of lineup Sunday

    Eaton is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's contest against the White Sox.

    Eaton will take a seat on the bench to open Sunday, and the outfielder has gone just 2-for-26 with eight strikeouts thus far in the month of May. Jackie Bradley will patrol center field and hit eighth with Eaton out of the lineup.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Playing time trending up

    Eaton will start in left field and bat eighth Wednesday against the Padres.

    Eaton will stick in the lineup for the fourth time in five games, despite having gone just 1-for-20 since receiving a call-up from Triple-A Omaha on May 5. Despite his struggles, Eaton appears to have emerged as the Royals' preferred option in center field over Jackie Bradley, though Kansas City will have room in the outfield for both players Wednesday while Edward Olivares gets the day off.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Receiving promotion

    The Royals will recall Eaton to the majors Friday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    With Kyle Isbel (hamstring) headed for the injured list, Eaton will join the major-league club to maintain depth in the Royals' outfield. Eaton has just one hit over 25 at-bats in the majors this season, but he has bounced back nicely in the minors, slashing .304/.385/.522 since being optioned to Triple-A Omaha on April 24.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Sent down to Triple-A

    The Royals optioned Eaton to Triple-A Omaha on Monday.

    Eaton is sent down to make room for Franmil Reyes (personal) on the roster after Reyes was activated from the paternity list before Monday's game against the Diamondbacks. In 25 plate appearances, Eaton picked up just one hit and registered an ugly 0:13 BB:K over 12 games.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Nabs steal in loss

    Eaton went 0-for-3 with a stolen base in Monday's 4-0 loss to the Rangers.

    It was another abysmal day at the plate for the Royals, who managed just one hit and two walks. Eaton was able to get aboard on an error in the third inning before stealing second. The 26-year-old was expected to get a chance to see some regular playing time in 2023, but he's gone 1-for-22 with two steals and a run scored over 22 plate appearances. He's also struck out 12 times, so he's likely closer to getting optioned out than he is to jumping into the starting nine on a regular basis.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Swipes bag off bench

    Eaton went 0-for-2 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 8-5 extra-inning loss to the Rangers.

    Eaton entered as a pinch runner for Franmil Reyes in the seventh inning and promptly stole second base before he was left stranded. It's been an ugly start to the campaign for Eaton, who has just one hit and 10 strikeouts through 19 at-bats. Even with the Royals' bats ice cold to start the year, he's not doing enough to push for playing time, which will make it tough for him to tap into his plus speed.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Sits after two straight starts

    Eaton is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

    After starting in three of the past four games but going hitless with six strikeouts across 10 plate appearances, Eaton will retreat to the bench. Even with Kyle Isbel (personal) going on the paternity list Wednesday and likely on track to miss the next three days, Eaton doesn't look as though he'll be in store for a dramatic increase in playing time in light of his struggles at the plate to begin the season.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Looks ready for starting role

    Eaton is batting .357 (10-for-28) over 12 Cactus League games.

    Eaton has played regularly this spring and it looks like he's ready to handle a starting role. With Drew Waters (oblique) likely out to begin the season, Eaton should have a chance to establish himself, likely as the Royals' primary left fielder. The 26-year-old also has some experience in the infield, so he could be a utility option later in the campaign if he doesn't maintain a starting role. His primarily appeal in fantasy is his speed -- he had 11 stolen bases in 44 major-league games as a rookie last season.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: In line for more playing time

    Eaton is in line for more playing time in the Royals' outfield following the injury to Drew Waters (oblique), Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Edward Olivares also has a clearer path to playing time, although he had already seemed in line to handle the bulk of the reps in right field. Samad Taylor and perhaps Franmil Reyes also could see a boost in playing time. As far as Eaton goes, his stolen-base potential makes him an interesting late-round target in deep fantasy leagues with the hope he could get regular at-bats.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Hits bench Monday

    Eaton is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Guardians.

    Eaton will sit for the second time in three games, affording Hunter Dozier a turn at third base. Since the beginning of September, Eaton has been an excellent source of steals (nine in 10 attempts) and batting average (.327 over 55 at-bats), but he's not supplementing that production with many other counting statistics.

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  • Royals' Nate Eaton: Takes seat Saturday

    Eaton isn't starting Saturday against the Guardians.

    Eaton is getting a chance to rest after he went 1-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a walk over the last two games. Hunter Dozier will take his place at the hot corner and bat sixth.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Chester, VA
Age: 27
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R