The Cleveland Indians have revealed that outfielder Tyler Naquin has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. They have called Jake Bauers to replace him on the 25-man roster, though 40-man roster expansions are less than 24 hours away so we’ll likely see Bradley Zimmer get some time in the outfield as well.
We've made a roster move:— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 31, 2019
- Recalled 1B/OF Jake Bauers from Triple-A Columbus
- Placed OF Tyler Naquin (right knee, torn ACL) on the 10-day IL pic.twitter.com/LmASq3NOFD
Naquin suffered the injury while running down a fly ball in left field during last night’s loss to the Rays. He landed awkwardly on his right leg and something clearly shifted in his knee. He was carted off the field shortly after and had an MRI immediately following the game.
Prior to the injury, Naquin was on track for a 101 wRC+ season, with a .288/.325/.467 slash and 10 home runs. Injuries have slowed him down in his previous two seasons, but up until this point he was finally healthy and hitting the ball well as the Tribe’s righty-killer in the outfield.