Tyler Naquin (torn ACL) out for season

The Indians have lost their outfielder after his sustained injury last night vs Rays

Keith Britton
August 31, 2019 - 3:00 pm
 Cleveland Indians right fielder Tyler Naquin (30) is greeted by manager Terry Francona (77) while being carted off the field after an apparent injury at the end of the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

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The Cleveland Indians have placed Tyler Naquin on the 10-day injured list with a torn ACL in his right knee, after the outfielder suffered the tear in yesterday's 4-0 Tribe loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Naquin will now miss the rest of the 2019 season.

In an announcement by the Indians today, Naquin underwent an MRI after last night's contest that confirmed the injury, and is scheduled for a follow-up examination by team doctors on Monday, Sept. 2. There is currently no timetable for Naquin's return, but it will be established after his surgery.

In a corresponding move, Cleveland recalled first baseman/outfielder Jake Bauers from Triple-A Columbus.

The 28-year-old Naquin batted .288 this year with 10 home runs and 38 RBIs in 89 games played. His loss will be a major blow to an Indians outfield and lineup that is in the thick of a late-season playoff push.

Meanwhile, the 23-year old Bauers will make his return to the majors following his demotion to Columbus earlier this month. In 100 games with the Tribe this season, Bauers has hit .233 with 11 home runs and 39 runs batted in.