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Michael Brantley activated; Tyler Naquin optioned to Columbus

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.