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Guardians' Josh Naylor: Back in lineup Friday
Naylor (wrist) is starting at first base Friday against the Twins, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Naylor was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to a sore wrist, but the problem seems to have subsided. He'll bat fourth and look to continue his hot stretch at the plate -- he's slashing .385/.439/.750 over the last three weeks.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Scratched with sore wrist
Naylor was scratched from the lineup Thursday versus the Twins due to a sore wrist, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Naylor jammed his wrist while sliding into third base Wednesday against the Orioles, a bit of fallout from what was a four-hit, six-RBI performance for the 25-year-old slugger. Josh Bell is now in the DH spot for the Guardians on Thursday and Gabriel Arias will enter the lineup at first base. Naylor is likely day-to-day.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Stellar performance in win
Naylor went 4-for-5 with a two-run home run, a three-run double, two additional runs scored, an additional RBI and one steal in Wednesday's 12-8 victory over the Orioles.
Over the final two matchups of a three-game series in Baltimore, Naylor collected four extra-base hits, eight RBI, four runs scored and one stolen base. Across 48 games this season, he's slashing .251/.304/.443 with eight home runs, 40 RBI, 16 runs scored and four steals. Naylor missed a couple of games in mid-May due to leg tightness and will periodically get a day off versus a tough lefty, but when he's available, he provides a powerful spark to Cleveland's otherwise lackluster offense.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Out against southpaw
Naylor is out of the lineup Sunday versus the Cardinals.
Naylor will get a day of rest with left-hander Jordan Montgomery getting the start for the Cardinals. David Fry will hit eighth and play first base in Naylor's absence.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Sitting out Monday
Naylor is absent from the Guardians' lineup for Monday's game versus the White Sox.
Naylor had started three straight -- including both legs of a doubleheader Sunday -- after missing two games with leg tightness. He'll begin this game on the bench, though, even as the White Sox are starting a right-handed opener (Jimmy Lambert) and are expected to use a right-handed bulk innings guy (Jesse Scholtens).... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Drives in five runs
Naylor went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in Friday's loss to the Mets.
Naylor started the game with a bang, taking Carlos Carrasco deep with a three-run blast in the first inning. It was Naylor's seventh long ball of the year and fourth over his last five games. During that brief stretch, he's boosted his season OPS from .548 to .707.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Back in lineup Friday
Naylor is back in the Guardians' lineup for Friday's game against the Mets.
Naylor missed two contests with left leg tightness but is feeling well enough to give it a go. He'll be the designated hitter while Josh Bell handles first base.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Out again Thursday
Naylor (leg) remains out of the Guardians' lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox.
It's the second straight game he's missed due to left leg tightness. Gabriel Arias will handle first base while Naylor gets some more rest.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Out due to leg tightness
Naylor (leg) is out of the lineup Wednesday versus the White Sox.
Naylor was pulled from Tuesday's series opener in Chicago due to left leg tightness and is considered day-to-day leading into the second game of the three-game set. Josh Bell is playing first base and batting cleanup Wednesday with Amed Rosario taking a turn at designated hitter and batting second.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Leaves with leg tightness
Bell left Tuesday's game against the White Sox with left leg tightness, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Naylor went 1-for-2 before leaving for pinch-hitter Brayan Rocchio, with Rocchio moving to third base and Gabriel Arias shifting to first. The exit appeared to be precautionary, and for now Naylor should be considered day-to-day.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Stays hot Sunday
Naylor went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Angels.
Naylor put the Guardians ahead 4-1 in the eighth inning, clubbing a three-run home run off Carlos Estevez. Naylor has now homered in three straight contests (all go-ahead shots in the eighth inning), going 5-for-11 with seven RBI in that span. The 26-year-old Naylor is heating up after a slow start to the year. He's now slashing .214/.271/.389 with six home runs, 26 RBI and 11 runs scored through his first 140 plate appearances of the season.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Clubs go-ahead home run
Naylor went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 8-6 victory over the Angels.
Naylor hit a home run for the second straight game, taking right-hander Ryan Tepera deep for a three-run shot that scored Jose Ramirez and Tyler Freeman while giving the Guardians a 7-6 advantage in the eighth. Four of Naylor's five homers and all four of his doubles this season have come against right-handers, while he owns a measly .156/.206/.250 slash line against lefties. Due to his uneven splits, Naylor best serves as a matchup-based streaming option and daily fantasy value for those who want to chase home runs.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Goes deep, swipes bag
Naylor went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, a second run scored, two walks and a steal in Friday's loss to the Angels.
Naylor saved his only hit of the game for a big moment, briefly putting Cleveland on top with his solo shot in the eighth. He had gone 7-for-39 (.179) since his last home run April 26. He's now slashing .195/.258/.331 on the year with eight extra-base hits (four doubles, four homers) and three steals through 132 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Sitting versus lefty
Naylor will sit Wednesday versus the Tigers.
Naylor will head to the bench as the Guardians face off with left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound. Josh Bell will start at first base while righty bat David Fry enters the lineup at third base, batting fifth in the series finale with Detroit.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Day off Monday
Naylor is not in the starting lineup Monday versus the Tigers, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Naylor will take a seat Monday as the Guardians start their three-game series with the Tigers. Since the beginning of May, Naylor has gone 4-for-24 from the plate, notching two doubles, four RBI and a run scored while striking out eight times over six contests. David Fry will draw the start at first base and bat fifth in the series opener with Detroit.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Takes seat Sunday
Naylor is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox.
Naylor went 3-for-5 with a double while driving in three runs in the extra-inning loss to Boston on Saturday, and his reward is a day of rest against the Red Sox on Sunday. Josh Bell is playing first base and hitting cleanup in Naylor's absence with Jose Ramirez getting the start at designated hitter and Gabriel Arias at third base.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Hits bases-clearing double
Naylor went 3-for-5 with one double, three RBI and one steal in Saturday's 8-7 loss against the Red Sox.
Naylor came through for Cleveland in the seventh frame, cutting the deficit to one and driving in Jose Ramirez, Myles Straw and Steven Kwan with a right-field double. The first baseman also swiped his second bag of the campaign, a feat that has become more common for the 26-year-old after recording six steals last season despite having three combined stolen bases prior to 2022. Naylor has been carrying a hot stick lately, going 9-for-25 (.360) in his last seven games after holding a .190 average leading up to Saturday's contest.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Blasts two-run homer in first
Naylor went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 4-1 victory over the Rockies.
After German Marquez walked Jose Ramirez with two outs, Naylor hit a two-run blast in the first inning to give the Guardians an early lead. He hit the ball hard in his second plate appearance, but Kris Bryant flagged it down on a nice play in right field. Naylor singled his third time up, giving him five multi-hit games this season, but he struck out with the bases loaded in the seventh. He continues to split time between first base and designated hitter and is starting to heat up again, with hits in four of his last five starts, after managing just one hit and five walks over his previous 39 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
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