Guardians Get Bad News on Josh Naylor COVID Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Cleveland Guardians received bad news around Josh Naylor's latest update.
The Cleveland Guardians received bad news around Josh Naylor's latest update. / Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Twenty games into an offensive outpouring from Josh Naylor, the Cleveland Guardians slugger received some unfortunate news on Friday. Cleveland placed the OF/1B on the COVID-IL, and it's unclear how long he'll be out.

Josh Naylor COVID Update

It was just days ago that Naylor went absolutely berserk after putting the icing on the cake for a big Guardians comeback against the Chicago White Sox.

His celebration was pure joy, and rightfully so considering the tear he's been on.

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Naylor is slashing .347/.377/.611 this season with 5 home runs, 22 RBIs and three walks in 77 plate appearances. He's very much at the center of a Guardians offense that ranks sixth in the MLB with 4.83 runs scored per game.

The hope is for a quick return from official league COVID protocols.

Cleveland begins a three-game set against the Minnesota Twins on Friday night, trailing them by just 2.0 games in the AL Central standings. It looks like an uphill climb as Cleveland enters game one of this series as +140 underdogs, according to MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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