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Eaton swinging bat as he eyes return from elbow injury

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MILWAUKEE -- Adam Eaton hit off a tee for the second straight day Friday just two weeks after being placed on the disabled list with an injured left elbow.

Eaton is still a ways away from throwing, but after 14 days of not doing any baseball activities, he was thrilled.

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"I feel more athletic now that I can actually do some swinging," Eaton joked. "Everything is going really well."

On Saturday, Eaton is slated to hit some soft toss and hopes next week to get into some extended spring games where he would only hit and not play in the field.

The D-backs said at the time of the injury that Eaton was expected to be out six to eight weeks.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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