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Eaton progressing well in extended spring training

Eaton progressing well in extended spring training

Eaton progressing well in extended spring training

PHOENIX -- D-backs outfielder Adam Eaton served as the designated hitter in extended spring training games last weekend as he continues to work his way back from an elbow injury.

Eaton was less than a week away from returning to the big leagues before suffering a setback in his rehab in late May. Eaton felt a little discomfort in his elbow while making a throw and was shut down again. He is back to playing catch and has not felt any additional pain.

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"Everything feels good," Eaton said. "Feels back to where I was. It only hurt that one throw and I felt great before that."

It is possible that if all continues to go well that Eaton could go back out on a rehab assignment and play in the outfield again in another two weeks.

"I haven't really looked too far ahead," Eaton said. "It's coming along, though."

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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