Cleveland Indians parting ways with Tyler Naquin

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Last season Naquin hit .218 for the Tribe with four homers and 20 RBI

Cleveland Indians Tyler Naquin points to teammates while celebrating his three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN) – The Cleveland Indians are officially parting ways with Outfielder Tyler Naquin, by not offering him a contract for the 2021 season.

The team also failed to offer contracts to Centerfielder Delino DeShields Jr. and Pitcher Jefry Rodriguez.

Naquin was Cleveland’s first round pick back in 2012.

Last season Naquin hit .218 for the Tribe with four homers and 20 RBI.

He spent parts of five seasons in the big leagues with Cleveland, posting a career average of .274 with 31 homers and 121 RBI.

DeShields spent one season in Cleveland after being acquired in the Corey Kluber trade last December.

Rodriguez was originally acquired by Cleveland from the Nationals in the Yan Gomes deal.

The Indians did tender contracts to Francisco Lindor, Nick Wittgren, Phil Maton, and Austin Hedges.

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