CLEVELAND, Ohio — Tyler Naquin exited Sunday’s spring-training affair after he fouled a ball off his right foot.
The Indians announced that the outfielder suffered a bruise. The team will receive the results of his X-rays on Monday morning.
Cleveland topped San Diego, 8-1, on Sunday afternoon, as Trevor Bauer tossed three scoreless innings and prospect Bradley Zimmer socked another home run.
Naquin, 25, used a sizzling spring last year to earn an Opening Day roster spot. He finished third in the American League Rookie of the Year balloting, behind Tigers hurler Michael Fulmer and Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez. Naquin posted a .296/.372/.514 slash line with the Tribe, to go along with 14 home runs and 18 doubles.
The center fielder played sparingly against left-handed pitching and he struggled in August, September and October, but he figures to play a major role in an outfield shrouded in uncertainty. With Michael Brantley’s status unclear, Naquin, Lonnie Chisenhall and Brandon Guyer appear to be in line for significant playing time. Abraham Almonte, Austin Jackson and Yandy Diaz could factor into the equation as well.
In his two at-bats on Sunday, Naquin produced a single and an RBI double. He left the game in the fifth inning.
Relievers Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen made their spring debuts on Sunday. Each logged a scoreless inning. Shaw yielded a pair of hits, but tallied three strikeouts. He leads the majors in appearances over the last four years.