The Indians will begin the second half with their RBI leader on the disabled list in Lonnie Chisenhall, but will have one of last year’s stars back with them as the team will call-up outfielder Tyler Naquin on Friday.
According to a tweet from Jordan Bastian of Indians.com, Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed the move late on Thursday in Oakland, and that Naquin will share outfield time with Brandon Guyer and Abraham Almonte.
With the big league club this season, Naquin has played in just six games with four hits in 17 at bats. In AAA Columbus he was hitting .309 with five homers, 16 RBI and two steals in 35 games.
According to Francona, Chisenhall will miss ‘a few weeks’ due to a hamstring issue suffered in the final game before the All-Star break against the Tigers.