The Cleveland Baseball Club has placed outfielder Tyler Naquin on the 10-day injured list.
This is a phrase that Cleveland fans have become quite familiar with over the past few years. Tyler Naquin has been placed on the injured list. This time it is due to a fractured toe he suffered after fouling a ball off in an exhibition game against Pittsburgh. The move is retroactive to July 22nd.
The team already recalled Daniel Johnson to take his place as left handed bat in the lineup. Currently the team has Johnson and Bradley Zimmer as left handed outfielders with the switch-hitting Greg Allen in the mix. There are options for Terry Francona which makes it a little bit easier to put together lineup.
The problem with Tyler Naquin is that one he suffers a minor injury it seems to derail his performance. When Naquin has to deal with an injury he is not able to perform up to the level required of a major league outfielder. If Naquin is able to fully recover and come back into the lineup that would be a massive boost for the Cleveland offense. If not, this would be quite the disappointing end for a once exciting player.