Naquin is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees. Naquin will give way to Brandon Guyer with lefty CC Sabathia on the bump for New York. His exposure to lefties will remain limited, but Naquin appears to have a window to continue playing regularly against right-handers into the second half -- until Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) returns or the Indians upgrade in the outfield via trade.
Naquin is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Naquin will give way to Brandon Guyer in the series finale as the Indians look to stack the order with more right-handed bats to counter Athletics southpaw Brett Anderson. At least until Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) returns from the disabled list, Naquin looks like he'll at least remain a fixture in the starting nine against right-handed pitching.
Naquin is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals, 610 Sports Radio Kansas City reports. Naquin is hitting just .190/.222/.238 in 14 games since returning from a hamstring injury. Rajai Davis gets the start in center field in his place.
Naquin is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics. Naquin had started seven of the Indians' previous nine games, managing just three hits in 28 at-bats over that span. Despite his recent struggles, Naquin still appears in line to occupy the strong side of a platoon in center field with Rajai Davis, who receives a rare start against a right-hander (Frankie Montas) on Sunday.
Naquin is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Naquin, who is hitting just .222 against same-handed pitching this season, will stick on the bench for a second straight game with a left-hander (Carlos Rodon) toeing the rubber for the opposition. Rajai Davis will start in center field and hit ninth in this one.
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