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Indians’ Brandon Guyer out 4-6 weeks with wrist injury

The outfielder has struggled in 2017, hitting just .182 in 21 games.

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Indians outfielder Brandon Guyer will miss 4-6 weeks with a sprained left wrist, according to manager Terry Francona (via MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian). Guyer has been dealing with the issue for a week and aggravated the injury while taking a swing Friday.

Guyer, who signed a two-year extension with the Tribe over the weekend, is off to a miserable .182/.237/.291 start with a homer in 60 at-bats. His absence will leave the Indians without a backup outfield option through late June, though the club does have available alternatives.

Yandy Diaz, Erik Gonzalez and Dan Robertson are on the club’s active roster behind Michael Brantley, Lonnie Chisenhall and Abraham Almonte, and the club has Tyler Naquin and Bradley Zimmer waiting at Triple-A.

Guyer is a veteran of six major-league seasons with the Rays (2011-16) and Indians (2016-17), hitting .257/.343/.396 with 24 home runs in that span. He was traded from Tampa Bay to Cleveland at last year’s trade deadline.