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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
87-68 8-2 W1
77-79 2-8 W1
76-80 3-7 L1
63-92 8-2 W6
63-93 5-5 L3

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .253 19 73 .762 6

Top Josh Naylor News

  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Sits against southpaw

    Naylor isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Rays.

    Naylor will head to the bench for the second time in the last four games with left-hander Jeffrey Springs starting for Tampa Bay. Gabriel Arias is taking over at first base and batting seventh.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Out against lefty

    Naylor is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rangers.

    He will head to the bench with southpaw Cole Ragans toeing the rubber for Texas. Naylor is hitting .364 with two home runs and a stolen base over his last six games.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Posts sixth steal

    Naylor went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 6-3 win over the Rangers.

    Naylor has a five-game hitting streak, during which he's gone 8-for-18 with two home runs, three doubles and seven RBI. The first baseman is up to six steals this year while slashing .261/.323/.457 with 19 homers, 73 RBI and 44 runs scored through 115 contests.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Blasts two-run homer

    Naylor went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Wednesday's 8-2 victory over the White Sox.

    Naylor homered off righty reliever Jose Ruiz with one out in the seventh to build the Guardians' lead to 8-1. The first baseman has struggled to find hits in his last 10 games, turning in a .189 average over 37 at-bats; however, the 25-year-old has two home runs, six RBI and six walks during that same span.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Knocks homer, double in win

    Naylor went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run, a double and a walk in Monday's 11-4 win over the Twins.

    Naylor led off the scoring in the first inning with his 18th homer of the season. This was his first multi-hit effort in 10 games -- he went 4-for-34 over the previous nine, though three of those hits were doubles. The 25-year-old improved his slash line to .256/.316/.447 with 69 RBI, 40 runs scored and five stolen bases through 111 contests. He's likely to remain on the strong side of a platoon at first base, though he also plays against some lefties.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Out of lineup vs. lefty

    Naylor is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

    The lefty-hitting Naylor will take a seat for the second time in the series with the Angels bringing another southpaw (Patrick Sandoval) to the hill. Tyler Freeman will crack the lineup in the series finale while Naylor takes a seat.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Sits versus lefty

    Naylor is on the bench Monday against the Angels.

    It appears to be a regular day off for Naylor as the Guardians face lefty Reid Detmers. Jose Ramirez is the designated hitter in place of Naylor, who has slashed .297/.366/.486 with a home run, four doubles and five RBI since the beginning of September.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Knocks 20th double

    Naylor went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 7-6 win over the Twins.

    Naylor delivered an RBI single to open the scoring in the first inning. He also scored on both of Oscar Gonzalez's home runs in the contest. Through seven games in September, Naylor has hit .310 (9-for-29) with three extra-base hits, three RBI and three runs scored. The 25-year-old's bouncing back from a cold August, and he's up to a .265/.318/.457 slash line with 17 homers, 20 doubles, five stolen bases, 64 RBI and 38 runs scored through 101 games this year.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Rare day off Tuesday

    Naylor is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Royals.

    Naylor had started 16 straight games, hitting .200/.279/.317 with two home runs and two steals in 60 at-bats over that span. Owen Miller will start at first base and bat sixth.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Swats homer in win

    Naylor went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Royals.

    Naylor went yard in the sixth inning off of Royals starter Brady Singer to put the Guardians up 3-2. Through five games in September, Naylor has found a little consistency, going 5-for-20 (.250) with a homer, a double and two RBI. The 25-year-old continues to command a presence in the heart of the lineup with a .260/.315/.454 slash line, 17 long balls, 63 RBI, 36 runs scored and five stolen bases through 99 contests.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Provides go-ahead homer

    Naylor went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Orioles.

    Naylor's fourth-inning blast put the Guardians ahead for good. The 25-year-old has had some struggles at the plate lately -- this homer was his first extra-base hit since Aug. 13. In his last 12 games, he's gone just 7-for-39 (.179), though the slump has yet to cost him his near-everyday role. Naylor is slashing .263/.315/.459 with 16 long balls, 61 RBI, 35 runs scored and five stolen bases through 93 contests this year.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Records fifth steal

    Naylor went 1-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's 7-0 win over the Padres.

    Naylor has gone eight games without an extra-base hit, going 6-for-25 (.240) with two steals, one RBI and a run in that span. The 25-year-old's slump has lowered his season slash line to .270/.325/.467 with 15 home runs, 57 RBI, 34 runs scored and five steals through 88 contests. Despite the poor hitting lately, he's retained a near-everyday role at first base over Owen Miller when healthy.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Produces steal in win

    Naylor went 1-for-2 with a stolen base, a walk and a hit by pitch in Friday's 5-2 win over the White Sox.

    Naylor worked the front end of a double steal with Andres Gimenez in the seventh inning as the Guardians tried to extend a rally. The theft is a good sign Naylor is healthy after he missed time earlier this week with an ankle injury. The 25-year-old is up to four steals this season while adding a solid .275/.331/.480 slash line, 15 home runs, 57 RBI and 33 runs scored through 338 plate appearances.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Back in action Wednesday

    Naylor (ankle) is starting Wednesday against the Tigers.

    Naylor sustained an ankle injury during the second game of Monday's doubleheader and wasn't in Tuesday's lineup, but he went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter. The 25-year-old will serve as the designated hitter and bat fifth Wednesday.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Not starting Tuesday

    Naylor (ankle) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

    The lefty-hitting Naylor finds himself on the bench against a right-hander (Garrett Hill) after hurting his right ankle in the second game of Monday's doubleheader. Owen Miller will spell Naylor at first base.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Leaves with injury

    Naylor was replaced in the fourth inning due to an apparent ankle injury during Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Noga notes that Naylor appeared to tweak the ankle while fielding a grounder in the third inning, and he was out of the game by the fourth. He'll be labeled day-to-day until more information on his status comes to light.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Breather in Game 1

    Naylor is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader with the Tigers.

    Naylor will get a day off after he went 5-for-13 with a solo homer, a double and three RBI over the three-game series with the Blue Jays. Owen Miller will take over at first base and bat sixth in Game 1.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Clubs 15th homer

    Naylor went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Friday's 8-0 win over the Blue Jays.

    Naylor capped off a five-run third inning with his homer, his first since July 27. He's still made decent contact lately, going 7-for-28 (.250) across his last seven contests, though it's led to just three RBI, one run and a stolen base. The 25-year-old has a .271/.321/.485 slash line with 15 homers, 56 RBI, 33 runs scored, three stolen bases and 17 doubles through 318 plate appearances while regularly hitting in the middle of the Guardians' order.

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  • Guardians' Josh Naylor: Breather Thursday

    Naylor will be on the bench Thursday versus the Tigers.

    Naylor will get a breather after he went went 5-for-23 with an RBI and a stolen base while starting the last six games. Owen Miller will start at first base and bat fourth in the series finale.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 247 lbs
Birthplace: Mississauga, ON
Age: 25
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, L