Naylor hasn't played in the Dominican winter league in over a week due to a right calf and shin strain, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Naylor's leg got caught under him on a fielding play in late October. He hasn't been shut down and hopes to return to action at some point this winter, so it sounds as if the issue isn't currently expected to carry over into spring training.
Naylor is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. After starting in the first two games of the series and going hitless with four strikeouts in seven at-bats, Naylor will cede his spot in the corner outfield to Hunter Renfroe. The two will likely continue to split time in the final week of the season with neither player having performed well enough at the plate lately to justify a full run of playing time.
Naylor is not in Thursday's lineup against the Brewers. He will sit for the second time in the last three games. Now that Hunter Renfroe is fully healthy, Naylor will likely split time with him in right field over the rest of the season. Naylor is hitting .250/.365/.386 with one home run in 44 at-bats this month.
Naylor isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers. Naylor delivered his eighth homer of the season in Monday's series opener, but he'll retreat to the bench Tuesday. Hunter Renfroe draws the start in right field and will hit fifth.
Naylor went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Sunday's loss to Colorado. Naylor connected on a 419-foot shot to center field in the ninth inning to plate the Padres' final two runs of the game. The long ball snapped a 23-game spell in which Naylor did not go yard. The 22-year-old is slashing .253/.321/.422 with eight homers and 31 RBI in 249 plate appearances this season.
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