Prior to the start of their huge three-game set against the first-place Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, the Indians brought back one of their injured outfielders off the injured list.
The team announced that Tyler Naquin is back on the team’s Major League roster, as he comes back to the team after suffering a strained left calf.
Naquin has been on the IL since May 28th with the calf injury. On the season he’s hitting .278 (25-for-90) with 6 doubles, 1 homer and 10 RBI in 30 games.
He began a six-game rehab assignment with AA Akron and AAA Columbus on May 26, batting a combined .304 (7-for-23) with 2 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR and 6 RBI (1.174 OPS).
With Naquin up, the team placed starting pitcher Jefry Rodriguez on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain.
The move for Rodriguez is retroactive to June 2nd.
Rodriguez eft his start on Saturday with upper back and right shoulder discomfort.
Imaging and examination from yesterday confirmed a subscapularis strain behind the right shoulder. He will be reevaluated in two weeks and is expected to be shut down from throwing for at least two-to-three weeks.
So far in 2019 with Cleveland he has posted an ERA of 4.74 over eight starts (43.2IP, 45H, 23ER, 19BB, 32SO).