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Guardians' Josh Naylor: Sitting against lefty
Naylor is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
With southpaw Jordan Montgomery on the bump for the Yankees in the series finale, the lefty-hitting Naylor will retreat to the bench. Platoon mate Owen Miller replaces Naylor at first base.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Four hits across twin bill
Naylor went 4-for-8 with a solo home run across both halves of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Yankees.
Naylor's homer came in the second inning of the matinee, while his other three hits Saturday were singles. He's posted five multi-hit efforts in his last 15 games, batting .298 (17-for-57) in that span. For the season, the 25-year-old is up to a .273/.327/.495 slash line with 10 homers, 42 RBI, 23 runs scored, a stolen base and 13 doubles through 53 contests. He's still limited to the strong side of platoon at first base, but he's doing well with the playing time he's earned.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Walks it off Wednesday
Naylor went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 7-6 extra-inning win over the Twins.
Naylor had a sacrifice fly in the third inning and a walkoff two-run homer in the 10th. The first baseman has gone 14-for-48 (.292) in his last 13 contests, adding two homers and six doubles in that span. For the season, he's maintained a solid .271/.328/.492 slash line with nine long balls, 41 RBI, 22 runs scored and a stolen base through 50 games while filling the strong side of a platoon at first base.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: On bench for afternoon game
Naylor will sit for the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Twins.
The Guardians will likely sit a handful of their regulars in one of the day's two contests. With lefty Devin Smeltzer starting in the afternoon game and righty Josh Winder set to take the mound for the nightcap, it makes sense for Naylor to take Game 1 off. Owen Miller will start at first base.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Out of lineup versus lefty
Naylor is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox.
Franmil Reyes' recent return from the injured list looks like it has forced Naylor into a strict strong-side platoon role after he had previously seen regular starts against both right- and left-handed pitching. With southpaw Rich Hill on the bump for the Red Sox on Sunday, the lefty-hitting Naylor will cede first base to the righty-hitting Owen Miller.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Not starting Saturday
Naylor isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox.
Naylor went 6-for-17 with a home run, two doubles, three runs and three RBI over his last four games, and he'll take a seat for the second time in the last three games. Owen Miller is starting at first base and batting sixth.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Hits eighth home run
Naylor went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, an additional run and a walk in a 6-5 win over the Twins on Tuesday.
Naylor swatted his eighth homer and picked up his 37th RBI of the season. The 24-year-old left-handed bat has been handling cleanup duties for the Guardians, right behind the prolific Jose Ramirez. He came into the game hitting .314 against right-handed pitching and should continue to carve out a space for himself in the heart of the Guardians lineup until Franmil Reyes can improve his approach at the plate and cut down his strikeout rate.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Resting Thursday
Naylor is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Twins.
Naylor will get a breather after starting three games in a row, going 5-for-13 with a homer, two doubles, three RBI and three runs over those contests. Owen Miller will draw the start at first base and bat leadoff in the series finale.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Day off Saturday
Naylor isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.
Naylor drew starts in the last 11 games and slashed .256/.333/.462 with a homer, five doubles, eight RBI, five runs and a stolen base. Owen Miller is starting at first base while Oscar Mercado enters the lineup in right field.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Swipes bag in win
Naylor went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly, a stolen base and a walk in Friday's 2-1 extra-inning win over the Dodgers.
Naylor tied the game with a sac fly in the fourth inning to bring home Jose Ramirez. In his last five games, Naylor has gone 6-for-18 (.333) with four RBI and four doubles. The 24-year-old is up to a .272/.333/.483 slash line with seven home runs, 35 RBI, 18 runs scored and 11 doubles in 42 contests overall. His strong hitting has earned him a consistent role in the starting lineup at either first base or designated hitter at the expense of Owen Miller's playing time, though that balance could be altered once Franmil Reyes (hamstring) returns from his rehab assignment.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Three-hit night
Naylor went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and two doubles in a 4-3 extra-inning win over the Rockies on Tuesday.
Naylor's three-hit performance lifts his batting average to .277 in a year when averages are down across the board. His mark puts him over 36 points above MLB's league-wide .241 average. After season-ending ankle surgery in 2021, Naylor is looking to put together his first full healthy season and rack up hits around the middle of the Guardians' batting order.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Pops homer Thursday
Naylor went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Athletics.
Naylor hadn't homered since May 22 before going back-to-back with Jose Ramirez in the fourth inning Thursday. Through seven games in June, Naylor is 6-for-26 (.231) with three extra-base hits, five RBI and four runs scored. The 24-year-old is slashing .276/.336/.496 with seven homers, 30 RBI, 17 runs scored and seven doubles through 140 plate appearances. He should continue to see most of the playing time at first base, though he's also drawn the occasional start at designated hitter with Franmil Reyes (hamstring) sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Out of Sunday's lineup
Naylor is not in Sunday's lineup against the Orioles.
Naylor is hitting .132/.214/.184 with zero home runs over his last 10 games. Owen Miller will start at first base while Richie Palacios starts at designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Idle versus lefty
Naylor is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals.
With southpaw Daniel Lynch on the hill for Kansas City, the Guardians will counter with a lineup that includes eight right-handed-hitting options while the lefty-hitting Naylor and Steven Kwan head to the bench. Owen Miller will fill in for Naylor at first base, while Jose Ramirez gets a day out of the field and serves as Cleveland's designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Goes deep in return
Naylor went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and a walk in Sunday's 4-2 loss to Detroit.
Naylor started for the first time since May 10 after a trip to the COVID-19 injured list and launched his sixth home run of the season off Alex Faedo in the fourth inning. He also drew a walk and was hit by a pitch. The 24-year-old slugger is 15-for-38 (.395) over his last 11 games, improving his season slash line to .351/.395/.649 with 10 extra-base hits and 22 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Active but on bench
Naylor was activated off the COVID-19 injured list Friday but won't start against lefty Tarik Skubal and the Tigers, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Naylor is good to go after missing nine games but won't play a major role in his first game back. Owen Miller will be the Guardians' first baseman Friday, but Naylor's return is nonetheless great news for the team as he hit .347/.377/.611 with five homers in 20 games prior to his absence. Richie Palacios was optioned to Triple-A Columbus to clear a roster spot.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Could return Friday
Manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that he's hopeful Naylor (illness) will be able to return to the lineup Friday against the Tigers, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The Guardians have a scheduled day off following Wednesday's series finale against the Reds, and Francona is hopeful that Naylor will be able to return to action for Friday's series opener against Detroit after spending a week on the COVID-19 injured list. The 24-year-old was off to a hot start to the season prior to his absence, as he hit .347 with five homers, four doubles, 22 RBI and 10 runs over 20 games.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Lands on COVID-19 IL
Naylor (undisclosed) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Naylor has three homers and nine RBI over his past two games but will now be unavailable while going through MLB's testing protocols. It's unclear whether or not he tested positive for the virus, leaving him without a set timeline for his return. Yu Chang (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 IL in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
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