The Nationals are nearing a deal with the White Sox that would send outfielder Adam Eaton to Washington, sources told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Wednesday. Sources have confirmed to MLB.com that the two are closing in on a deal. Neither team has commented on the report.
Sources tell MLB.com that the Nationals would send to the White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito, their No. 1 prospect, right-hander Reynaldo Lopez (No. 3) and right-hander Dane Dunning (No. 6). Giolito is MLB Pipeline's No. 3 overall prospect; Lopez is No. 38.
Eaton, who turned 28 on December 6, is under club control through 2021.
Acquiring Eaton, a talented center fielder, would allow the Nationals to move Trea Turner back to shortstop, his original position.