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  1. Stock watch: Eaton racing back to form

    Doug Padilla

    RISING Adam Eaton, center field: The leadoff man appears to have his legs under him again after last month's trip to the DL with hamstring issues. The left-handed hitter is batting .333 (7-for-21) during a five-game hitting streak. Prior to the h...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  2. Eaton fills a number of needs

    Doug Padilla

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- For the first time since Juan Pierre departed after the 2011 season, the Chicago White Sox have a true leadoff hitter on the roster. The acquisition of Adam Eaton from the Arizona Diamondbacks, though, has the potential t...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  3. Unique lineup sets Cubs offense in motion

    Doug Padilla

    PITTSBURGH -- When can last actually be first? In Tony Campana's case, he went into Saturday's game looking as if his assignment as the No. 9 hitter was going to be a compliment to the leadoff spot. He ended up actually leading off an inning twice...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  4. Sveum says DeJesus will be leadoff hitter

    Doug Padilla

    PHOENIX -- New manager Dale Sveum has decided to stop teasing Chicago Cubs fans, confirming Saturday that he doesn't intend to use Alfonso Soriano in the leadoff spot this season. Sveum made waves earlier in the spring when he said Soriano was bei...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  5. Cubs set lineup for Cactus League opener

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- Alfonso Soriano will indeed be the leadoff hitter when the Chicago Cubs open the Cactus League schedule Sunday against the Oakland Athletics. After Saturday's intrasquad game, the lineup for the Sunday's game was posted with Soriano...

    Blog | March 03, 2012
  6. DeJesus to get first shot at leadoff spot

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- Dale Sveum isn't quite ready make a lineup for spring training games, much less one for Opening Day, but he is starting to commit to a leadoff hitter. To no surprise, Sveum said he is looking at giving the left-handed hitting David ...

    Blog | February 23, 2012