Naquin was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Monday, Jordan Bastian of reports.

With the Indians' bullpen having been taxed for 7.1 innings of work during Sunday's contest, the club will call upon minor-league pitcher Ryan Merritt to take the roster spot of Naquin and provide a fresh arm in relief. Naquin is just 5-for-25 at the plate in the big leagues this season.

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