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September 18, 2020 03:48 PM
Indians' Josh Naylor: Not starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor is out of the lineup Friday against the Tigers.

Naylor has two hits in his past 18 at-bats and will take a seat for the second time in the past three games. Jordan Luplow receives the start in left field for Cleveland, batting seventh.

September 16, 2020 05:44 PM
Indians' Josh Naylor: Sitting versus lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

Naylor will once again head to the bench with southpaw Jon Lester taking the mound for Chicago. Oscar Mercado will work in left field Wednesday for Cleveland.

September 12, 2020 05:08 PM
Indians' Josh Naylor: Hits bench against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor will be on the bench Saturday against southpaw Rich Hill and the Twins.

Naylor has started against every righty while sitting against every lefty since he joined Cleveland at the deadline. He owns a .372 OPS with his new team, though that comes in just nine games. Oscar Mercado will be the left fielder Saturday.

September 9, 2020 02:52 PM
Indians' Josh Naylor: On bench against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor will not start Wednesday's game against lefty Danny Duffy and the Royals.

Naylor has started against each righty Cleveland has faced since he came over in a deadline-day deal with the Padres, but he's been on the bench against both lefties. Expect that platoon setup to continue going forward. Oscar Mercado takes over in left field Wednesday.

September 1, 2020 11:08 AM
Indians' Josh Naylor: Expected to have starting role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor is expected to be Cleveland's primary left fielder for the remainder of the season, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

Naylor couldn't carve out regular at-bats in a crowded outfield in San Diego, but he's apparently viewed as one of the best options in a similarly crowded group for his new team. He hasn't shown much at the plate thus far in his big-league career, hitting just .253/.315/.405 in 317 plate appearances over the last two seasons, but scouts have long believed he'll have the ability to hit for both power and average. He's actually hit better against lefties than righties thus far, though his .314/.340/.431 line against southpaws comes in a tiny sample of just 53 plate appearances.

August 31, 2020 02:36 PM
Indians' Josh Naylor: Acquired by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor was shipped from San Diego to Cleveland on Monday as part of a six-player package for Mike Clevinger, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Naylor moves from one team with an outfield logjam to another, though he at least joins an organization that's guaranteed to have a designated hitter spot (Naylor's likely future home) available beyond this season. Just what sort of a role Naylor is able to carve out in Cleveland remains to be seen, as he's yet to make good on his potential at the plate, hitting a modest .253/.315/.405 in 317 career plate appearances. He has the potential to hit for both power and average eventually, and he's still just 23 years old, so there's certainly a chance he develops into a useful piece for his new team.

August 31, 2020 02:36 PM
Padres' Josh Naylor: Homers in lone at-bat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor hit a two-run home run in his only at-bat during a 13-2 win over the Rockies on Sunday.

Naylor did not get the start in the contest, but he joined in on a five-homer day by San Diego after coming in as a defensive replacement for Wil Myers. The prodigious 444-foot blast was Naylor's first of the season. It was also only his second hit over his past 12 at-bats.

August 28, 2020 05:08 PM
Padres' Josh Naylor: Out against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor is not in the lineup Friday against the Rockies.

Naylor doesn't have a hit since Aug. 19 and will stick on the bench Friday with southpaw Kyle Freeland on the mound for Colorado. Ty France will bat seventh as the designated hitter.

August 27, 2020 06:36 PM
Padres' Josh Naylor: On bench for Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mariners.

Naylor went 1-for-1 before giving way to Jurickson Profar in the fifth inning of Game 1. Profar will remain in the starting lineup in place of Naylor in Game 2.

August 25, 2020 05:32 PM
Padres' Josh Naylor: Out of Tuesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

With the Padres facing southpaw Marco Gonzales, the righty-hitting Ty France will get the start at designated hitter. Naylor has not started against a single left-handed pitcher this season.

August 22, 2020 07:00 PM
Padres' Josh Naylor: Sitting again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor is out of the lineup Saturday against the Astros.

The 23-year-old was recalled from the alternate training site last weekend but hasn't seen consistent playing time in the absence of Tommy Pham (hand), as he's started only two of six games. Naylor has a .308/.357/.385 slash line through 28 plate appearances.

August 21, 2020 06:04 PM
Padres' Josh Naylor: Day off Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor will be on the bench Friday against the Astros.

Naylor hits the bench after starting two straight games as the designated hitter. Fernando Tatis Jr. will rest his legs at that spot Friday, with Jake Cronenworth serving as the shortstop.

August 17, 2020 01:16 PM
Padres' Josh Naylor: Could see more reps sans Pham
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor and Edward Olivares could see added opportunities at designated hitter or in left field after Padres manager Jayce Tingler announced Monday that Tommy Pham (hand) would miss 4-to-6 weeks, AJ Cassavell of reports.

The Padres intended for Pham to be their primary left fielder this season, but nagging groin and calf injuries have resulted in him making 10 of his 23 starts at designated hitter. Now that Pham's fractured hamate bone is expected to sideline him for most of what's left of the season, the Padres will presumably go with two of Wil Myers, Naylor and Edward Olivares as their primary options in left field and at DH against right-handed pitching, while Ty France and/or Jorge Mateo could factor in at either spot versus left-handed pitching. Naylor boasts intriguing raw power and has thus far shown the ability to keep his strikeouts in check at the MLB level, but he has yet to reach his full potential as a slugger. Through 295 career plate appearances, Naylor has slashed .250/.315/.403 (90 wRC+).

August 16, 2020 03:28 PM
Padres' Josh Naylor: Called up to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Padres recalled Naylor from their alternate training site Sunday.

Naylor will provide some extra insurance in the corner outfield for San Diego while Wil Myers (back) remains on the bench for Sunday's series finale with the Diamondbacks. The 23-year-old earned a spot on the Padres' Opening Day roster but saw little action, going 3-for-13 while appearing in six games before he was optioned to the alternate site Aug. 6.

August 7, 2020 05:20 PM
Padres' Josh Naylor: Moved to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor was optioned to the Padres' alternate training site Thursday.

Naylor recorded just three hits in 13 at-bats during his time in the majors thus far in 2020. With rosters shrinking from 30 to 28 players Thursday, Naylor and pitcher Joey Lucchesi were the odd men out for San Diego.

August 5, 2020 11:04 AM
Padres' Josh Naylor: Swipes bag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor went 1-for-2 with a stolen base and a hit-by-pitch in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Naylor was plunked by Dodgers reliever Blake Treinen in the eighth inning and promptly stole second, but Treinen was able to prevent him from scoring. It's the first steal of the year for Naylor, who isn't known for his speed. The 23-year-old has mostly seen time off the bench this year -- he's batting .231 with no RBI and one run scored in 14 plate appearances.

August 2, 2020 12:40 PM
Padres' Josh Naylor: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

The 23-year-old leads the Rockies with three starts as the designated hitter through 10 games, as the team is often utilizing it to give the lineup regulars a day out of the field. Naylor is 1-for-10 with three strikeouts in four appearances. Manny Machado will be the DH while Greg Garcia starts at third base Sunday.

July 29, 2020 05:16 PM
Padres' Josh Naylor: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Giants.

Naylor has appeared in just two games this season (starting one), going 0-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts in those contests. Tommy Pham (groin) is starting at DH for the Padres in this one.

July 27, 2020 01:32 PM
Padres' Josh Naylor: Sits versus righty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.

The lefty-hitting Naylor was on the bench for the first two games of the series while Arizona brought southpaws to the hill, but his absence from the lineup in the series finale is more significant with the Diamondbacks starting a right-hander (Luke Weaver). At this stage, Naylor may not be locked in as a strong-side platoon player for the Padres, which could make it difficult to justify rostering him outside of NL-only leagues.

July 26, 2020 02:36 PM
Padres' Josh Naylor: Starting at DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Naylor is getting his first start of the season as the designated hitter Sunday against the Diamondbacks. He is batting ninth.

Naylor did not see any action in the first two games but will get the nod against righty Zac Gallen. The Padres faced southpaws in the first two games of the series, so Naylor may be the primary DH against righties.

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