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AL Central: Cleveland options Naquin to Triple-A

Here’s what’s going in the American League Central.

MLB: Spring Training-Cleveland Indians at Chicago Cubs Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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