Cleveland has optioned Tyler Naquin to Triple-A. This comes as a surprise since the player most likely to slated to be sent to the minors when Lonnie Chisenhall returned was Abe Almonte. However, Almonte’s past week was a strong one and Naquin has steadily been falling from grace, slashing a measly .235/.278/.294. There’s a chance Naquin can make a reappearance this season, but this time as a right fielder, but with Almonte hitting 313/.476/.375 that future seems like a stretch.
Here’s more news poppin’ around the American League Central:
- What’s wrong with Jose Quintana?
- Yan Gomes is still struggling offensively.
- Rod Carew received his new heart from a former NFL player.
- Alex Avila hits 1st home run in return to Detroit.
- Mike Moustakas is back to his old habits but he’s somehow better than ever before.
- Could Derek Holland’s new approach stick for the rest of the year or will it be short lived?
- Which of these 2017 holiday uniforms is the ugliest? The choice is not an easy one.
- All those changes Andrew Romine made to his swing are really paying off for the Tigers.
- Kansas City options Jake Junis to Triple-A.
- David Robertson is throwing way more curves, meaning David Robertson is leaving a lot of people stunned at the plate.
- Francisco Lindor off to one of the best starts in club history so let’s all collectively knock on wood.
- Byron Buxton has one large glaring flaw: strikeouts. But what if that flaw was something else entirely? Would he still have the same hype?
- Detroit options RHP Joe Jimenez to Triple-A, like twenty minutes after bringing him up. I hope his cup of coffee was delicious.
- Safety of Dominican players subject of upcoming HBO “Real Sports”.