Cleveland baseball has never known a Guardians season without Luke Maile behind the plate. They’ll have to find a way to move on in 2023 as the legend has signed with the Cincinnati Reds on a one-year, $1.175 million deal.
In case you missed it, the Guardians were also in José Abreu until they weren’t.
Cleveland Guardians news
Cincinnati Reds sign catcher Luke Maile, Covington Catholic product, to 1-year deal | Cincinnati
This will be Maile’s sixth organization since he debuted with the Rays in 2015.
SSG Landers Close To Signing Kirk McCarty | MLB Trade Rumors
Another Guardians legend (OK, I can’t do this anymore) Kirk McCarty signed with the KBO SSG Landers.
Quantifying the Impact of the Shift Restrictions | Patrick Brennan
Not strictly Guardians related, but here’s a great breakdown of the impact the impending shift ban could have on hitters. Carlos Santana, the newest Pittsburgh Pirate, stands to benefit from a lack of a shift, as does Josh Naylor.