The two players are expected to be at the top of the order once the regular season begins, and it's important that they can work together. "It's a process," Cabrera said. "We have to learn each other and how we can be successful together."
Both players sat down and discussed strategy recently, explained what they like to do in different situations. Eaton is expected to swipe a lot of bases, so it's important to him that Cabrera knows what situations he likes. On the flip side, there may be situations where Cabrera would prefer Eaton not run.
Eaton seemed to be satisfied after talking to his new teammate. "This relationship is only going to build," Eaton said. "Like I said, we took leaps and bounds just on Day One. Hopefully, we'll continue to work on that. I think it's going to be very important to the offense."
“I briefly spoke to him (Sunday), and he came off a little aggressive,” Eaton said, per ESPN. “I was like, 'Daggone, this guy is going to be on it.' And then I came back (Monday) and we went out on the basepaths a little bit, and he pumped me up. He really did.”
While Eaton has speed, he totaled just 15 stolen bases and was caught stealing nine times in 2014. Leg injuries played a part in Eaton's poor stolen-base percentage, but he also appeared to be timid at times.
Working with Coleman is expected to make Eaton more effective on the basepaths.
“You want to talk about knowledge and the understanding of stealing a base in baseball, his knack for being aggressive on the basepaths,” Eaton said. “You know me, I’m always thrilled and ready to play tomorrow, but he really got me in the mood.
“I want to steal bags. Get some pitchers out here. I want to do it now. I’m very, very, very thrilled to be able to work with him. I’m very blessed. I’m excited to pick his brain and learn everything I can from him.”
CSNChicago.com reports that
It is not yet known when Eaton will return to the team.
Eaton, who has been out since Aug. 9, went 3 for 10 on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte, and should return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians.
With Jordan Danks heading back down to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, the
Eaton has been sidelined since Aug. 8 with a strained right oblique. He is 3 for 10 in two games at Charlotte on his rehab.
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