Washington Nationals lose Adam Eaton for season to torn ACL

The Washington Nationals suffered a major blow, as slugger Adam Eaton has been lost for the season with a torn ACL, per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Eaton suffered the injury in the ninth inning Friday against the New York Mets. He stepped on first base awkwardly and his left leg gave out.,

The center fielder washitting .297 with two home runs and 13 RBIs. Eaton has reached base safely in 20 of 23 games since being acquired in an offseason trade with the Chicago White Sox.

The Nationals traded Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning, three right-handed pitching prospects, to the Chicago White Sox in return for Eaton.

Bryce Harper spoke about his teammate after the game.


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