This afternoon the Indians released information on outfielder Tyler Naquin’s injury and... well, it doesn’t look too rosy for this year.
Medical update on OF Tyler Naquin pic.twitter.com/S9aunPgWad— Tribeinsider (@tribeinsider) August 3, 2018
Hopefully this procedure gets Naquin back to full health, but with a timeline of six to 10 weeks — six weeks from today being September 14 — it looks highly unlikely he will be able to rehab and contribute again this season.
Naquin hit the disabled list on July 28, with the team informing reporters the hip injury occurred the previous day during outfield drills. This season he had played in 61 games, batting .264/.295/.356, an improvement upon his numbers from a brief stint in the majors in 2017. However, strikeouts remained an issue for Naquin, however, as he whiffed in 42 of his 183 plate appearances (22.9 percent) but walked just six times.
With four more years of team control remaining, Naquin figures to play a role in the Tribe outfield for a while yet. With any luck he can return healthy and better than ever to compete for an outfield spot in 2019.