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Michael Brantley activated; Tyler Naquin optioned to Columbus

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Tyler Naquin, we hardly knew ye.

The Cleveland Indians have activated left fielder Michael Brantley from the disabled list and optioned outfielder Tyler Naquin to Triple-A Columbus.

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.