Nats' Adam Eaton (knee) cleared for spring training, hopes to be ready Opening Day

Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton (knee) has been cleared to participate in spring training.

What It Means:

Eaton completely tore his ACL on April 28 but progressed far enough in the offseason that he is ready to play in spring training, possibly in a limited fashion. The Nats have already pegged the outfielder as their leadoff man, and without any setbacks, he should be ready for Opening Day.

The 29-year-old was off to a hot start in 2017, batting .297 with a .367 wOBA and 24 runs scored in 107 plate appearances (23 games) before the knee injury.