The Cleveland Indians have activated left fielder Michael Brantley from the disabled list and optioned outfielder Tyler Naquin to Triple-A Columbus.
Roster move:— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) April 6, 2018
- Michael Brantley activated from DL
- Tyler Naquin optioned to Columbus pic.twitter.com/Bb8D5uJ0xs
In five games for the Indians to start this season, Naquin was batting .167 (2-for-12) with one home run, two walks, and five strikeouts.
Brantley will look to ignite a lineup that has struggled through the first six games of the season, with a team slash line of .161/.262/.298. He’ll start in left field this afternoon/evening against the Royals and bat fifth, behind Edwin Encarnacion.