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Sox place Eaton on DL with strained oblique

SEATTLE -- The Chicago White Sox placed center fielder Adam Eaton on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right oblique and recalled outfielder Jordan Danks from Triple-A Charlotte.

Eaton left Friday's game against the Mariners after his first at-bat after he felt pain during his swings and barely was able to run out a groundout. He said Friday the problem possibly stemmed from his full-speed crash into the right-center field fence at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday. He also missed Thursday's game with a sore lower back.

This is the second stint on the DL for Eaton, whose all-out play has resulted in injuries to his legs, wrist, finger and now back and oblique. He previously missed time May 3-18 with a strained right hamstring.

The injury doesn't come at a great time for the Sox as they have struggled to score runs over their last several games and could use Eaton at the top of the lineup. He was hitting .304 with 19 doubles, seven triples, 32 RBIs and 55 runs scored in 94 games.

Danks played for the Sox from April 10-May 7 but was sent back to Charlotte after hitting just .098 over 21 games, including nine starts.

He was hitting .276 with 18 doubles, 16 home runs and 56 RBIs in 88 games with Charlotte.

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