Naquin is out of the lineup for Saturday's matchup with Oakland, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Naquin will get a night off after starting Cleveland's last two games as Rajai Davis replaces him in center and bats leadoff. Naquin has collected two or more hits in six of his last 15 games, batting .380 with a 1.226 OPS during that time.
Naquin is not in the lineup for Tuesday's tilt with Washington. Naquin will get his second game off since the start of the second half as Rajai Davis replaces him in center and bats leadoff. Naquin, who's average has not dipped below .300 since early April, continues to swing a red-hot bat, going 10-for-28 (.357) with three homers and eight RBI in his last eight games.
Naquin sent 2-for-4 with a double in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Orioles. The 25-year-old continued what has been a scorching July with his fifth multi-hit outing of the month, and second straight such performance. Naquin is slashing .327/.386/.731 with three doubles, six homers and 12 RBI in his 52 at-bats since July 1.
Naquin went 3-for-4 with a pair of bombs and six RBI in a 11-4 rout against the Royals on Wednesday. The center fielder hit a solo shot in the third, two-run double in the fourth and three-run homer in the fifth. It was the first time in his MLB career that he recorded two homers or six RBI. The rookie center fielder is now hitting .324 with 12 homers, 29 RBI, 32 runs and three steals in 176 at-bats.
Naquin is not in the lineup Tuesday against Cleveland, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports. Naquin will get the night off, avoiding a lefty on lefty matchup with Brian Flynn on the mound for Kansas City, as Rajai Davis makes the start in center and bats leadoff. Naquin has been hot out of the second half gate, going 4-for-13 (.308) with a homer and four runs in his last four games.