Luplow (ankle) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Friday. Luplow has been sidelined since May 27 with an ankle injury. He went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout in his first game with Columbus. The outfielder will likely need another couple of games with the farm team before he's ready to return to the big-league roster.
Luplow underwent an MRI on Saturday which revealed no structural issues in his left ankle, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports. Luplow missed time in mid-May with a left ankle issue but had since returned to the lineup before being placed on the injured list Friday. While the MRI revealed good news for the outfielder, his return timeline won't become clear until he's reevaluated in a week.
Luplow (ankle) landed on the 10-day injured list Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Luplow suffered a left ankle sprain back in mid-May, though he'd since returned to the lineup to start four games. He went just 2-for-15 over that stretch and will now be out for at least 10 days. The move clears a spot for the team to call up Eli Morgan ahead of his big-league debut Friday against Toronto.
Luplow isn't starting Thursday's game against the Tigers due to an ankle injury, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Luplow had missed time earlier in the month due to an ankle injury but had started each of the last two games. Eddie Rosario, Bradley Zimmer and Harold Ramirez will start in the outfield from left to right.
Luplow went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer during Tuesday's win over the Tigers. Luplow left the yard against Kyle Funkhouser in the eighth inning, tacking on a pair of insurance runs for Cleveland while snapping a seven-game hitless drought. The long ball was the seventh of the year for Luplow, but his first since April 26. Across 35 games, he's batting .168/.319/.442, which isn't helping him make a case for extra playing time.