CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians announced that outfielder Tyler Naquin had surgery to stabilize a stress reaction in his right hip on Thursday. Three screws were inserted into Naquin’s right femur and Dr. James Rosneck did the operation. Naquin is expected to be back to full baseball activities in 6-to-10 weeks.
Naquin’s surgery is another major blow to an outfield that already lacks significant depth. The Indians need for outfield help has become far more important than ever before.
Even with the acquisition of Leonys Martin at the trade deadline, the current state of the outfield won’t be good enough in the postseason.
The Indians can still attempt to acquire more help before the waiver deadline at the end of the month.