Naquin (knee) is progressing well, according to manager Terry Francona, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
He was set to miss most of April while recovering from September knee surgery, and it's possible that he will be a full-go when play resumes. It sounds like Oscar Mercado is locked into the center field spot and Franmil Reyes should be the everyday right fielder while Domingo Santana starts at designated hitter. That could allow Naquin to occupy the strong side of a left field platoon with Jordan Luplow.
The delayed start to the season could allow Naquin (knee) to leapfrog the competition for the starting spot in left field, Casey Drottar of Sports Illustrated reports.
Per Mandy Bell of MLB.com, Jordan Luplow, Oscar Mercado and Franmil Reyes were positioned to open the season as the starting outfielders (from left to right) while Domingo Santana started at designated hitter. However, Naquin was on track to resume baseball activities in April, so depending on when the season starts, he could be fully healthy. Luplow fits best on the short side of a platoon, so the lefty-hitting Naquin would be a logical platoon partner in left field.
Naquin (knee) is expected to be cleared to resume baseball activities in early April, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Naquin will visit a doctor around that time in hopes of being cleared to resume activities following September knee surgery. He'll still need a few weeks to build back up into game shape once he's cleared, meaning it would be a surprise to see him in the lineup before late April.
Naquin (knee) agreed to a one-year, $1.45 million deal with the Indians on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
This was his first year as an arbitration-eligible player. After undergoing knee surgery in September, Naquin may open the year on the injured list, but he should return in April or May.
Naquin underwent knee surgery Thursday, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
Naquin has been ruled out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in late August. Recovery from the surgery is expected to keep him out for 7-to-9 months, meaning he'll return to action somewhere between mid-April and mid-June.
Naquin (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Naquin suffered a torn ACL in his right knee Saturday, and his season has already been declared over. The move does free up roster space for the team to close the season, however.
Naquin was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a torn ACL in his right knee.
Jake Bauers was recalled to take Naquin's spot on the roster and may play quite a bit in left field in Naquin's absence with Greg Allen struggling of late. The Indians have not said whether surgery will be necessary. If Naquin does go under the knife, he could be looking at a 6-to-9-month recovery, putting him in danger of missing the start of next season.
Naquin suffered a right knee sprain Friday night against the Rays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Naquin needed to be carted off the field after crashing into the outfield wall, but the injury doesn't appear to be as serious as initially thought. A timetable for his return is unclear at this time.
Naquin left Friday's game against the Rays after making a leaping catch at the wall, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Naquin made the catch, but he appeared to be in serious pain after crashing into the wall. The severity of the injury is unclear at this time, but he did need to be carted off the field.
Naquin is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
As is typically the case, the lefty-hitting Naquin will bow out of the lineup with a southpaw (Daniel Norris) on the hill for the opposition. Oscar Mercado will shift over to left field to replace Naquin while Greg Allen steps in as the starting center fielder in the series finale.
Naquin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
The lefty-hitting Naquin's absence from the starting nine comes as little surprise with southpaw Eric Skoglund on the bump for Kansas City. Greg Allen will take Naquin's spot in the outfield and bat ninth.
Naquin went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored Friday night against the Royals.
Naquin got his team on the board in this one by plating two in the second inning on a single to right field. Heading into Friday's matchup, he hadn't registered an RBI since Aug. 8, so perhaps this is a sign he's beginning to see the ball well at the dish once again.
Naquin isn't in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Mets.
Naquin will take a seat with a lefty in Steven Matz set to toe the rubber for the opposition. As a result, Oscar Mercado shifts to left field, giving Greg Allen an opportunity in center.
Naquin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
Naquin will bow out of the starting nine for the second straight day with the Yankees bringing another lefty (CC Sabathia) to the hill. Greg Allen will enter the lineup in Naquin's place, batting eighth while manning center field.
Naquin is not in Saturday's lineup against the Yankees.
He'll head to the bench with southpaw James Paxton on the hill for New York. Oscar Mercado will shift to left field and Greg Allen will patrol center field.
Naquin is not in Friday's lineup against the Twins.
With lefty Devin Smeltzer on the hill for Minnesota, Naquin will begin the game on the bench. Greg Allen is starting in left field and hitting ninth.
Naquin went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Twins.
After the Twins scored three runs in the eighth inning to cut the Indians' lead to one, Naquin stepped up to the plate in the top of the ninth and tacked on a timely insurance run with a 399-foot leadoff homer against Trevor May. Any rib soreness from earlier in the week seems to have subsided. The 28-year-old is now batting .283/.314/.491 on the season with 10 home runs, 32 RBI and 29 runs scored.
Naquin is out of the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Rangers.
After managing sore ribs for the past few days, Naquin was cleared to return to the lineup Tuesday, but a postponement prevented him from starting his first game since Saturday. The Indians likely don't want to have Naquin play in both ends of the doubleheader coming off an injury, so Greg Allen will get the nod in the outfield for the afternoon contest. Expect Naquin to check into the starting nine in the second game, when right-hander Lance Lynn will toe the rubber for Texas.
Naquin (ribs) returns to the lineup Tuesday against Texas.
Naquin hasn't started since Saturday while dealing with sore ribs. He appeared off the bench Monday and is good to go from the start Tuesday, batting eighth and playing left field.
Naquin (ribs) is not starting Monday against Texas.
Naquin missed Sunday's game due to sore ribs, though it's not clear if the issue is still bothering him Monday. He likely was always going to sit for this game with lefty Mike Minor starting for the Rangers. Jordan Luplow starts in left field in his absence.
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