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N&N: Josh Naylor’s impressive BP sessions are an encouraging sign

Morning news and notes for Monday, March 14, 2022

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s to more good than bad this week!

Guardians News

Josh Naylor mashing during early BP sessions | cleguardians.com

His left-handed bat could certainly still figure in the Guardians long-term plans.

Guardians acquire David Fry to complete trade with Brewers | MLBTradeRumors

From Darragh McDonald:

Fry was a seventh-round selection of the Brewers in the 2018 draft and immediately saw some action that year in rookie ball and A-ball. In 2019, his first full season in the professional ranks, he played 134 games in A-ball, hitting 17 home runs and stealing seven bases, finishing with a line of .258/.329/.444, wRC+ of 123. After the pandemic wiped out the minors in 2020, Fry spent last year primarily in Double-A, playing 75 games there, along with 19 in Triple-A. His line on the year was .255/.348/.449, wRC+ of 122.

Defensively, Fry is quite versatile, often found behind the plate but also seeing significant time at the infield corners, and even rare appearances at second base, shortstop and in the outfield.

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