For his next home run, Adam Eaton may pass out cigars.
The White Sox leadoff hitter said he received the kind of congratulations on Wednesday night one might expect for fatherhood after he hit his first home run in 13 months.
Prior to his third-inning solo shot off Shaun Marcum, Eaton had gone 627 plate appearances without a homer. Following a 4-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians, Eaton said he received numerous texts.
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“I feel like I had a child because everyone is texting me congratulating me,” Eaton said. “(Jose) Abreu hits two in a week and nobody bats an eye. I hit one and it’s like I have a child. I should have a home run shower and everything. It’s fun to do that every now and again. My job is to get on base and it’s fun to have one of those every now and again.”
Eaton’s previous homer with the White Sox also came against the Indians on April 12, 2014. He had five homers in 380 plate appearances with the Arizona Diamondbacks and has seven overall.