Do not disturb: Guardians rookie Steven Kwan enjoying a dream start


Steven Kwan never thought he’d be here. Not like this anyway. Not only did he make the Guardians in his first big league spring training, he’s been a starting outfielder in all three games they’ve played. In Thursday’s season opener against the Royals, he hit seventh, walked twice and hit a single to right field in a 3-1 loss. On Saturday, the second game of the season, he batted second. The Guardians lost again, 1-0, in 10 innings, while Kwan went 2-for-3 with a walk. Kwan was back in the second hole Sunday and he made history in a 17-3 win. He singled in his first four at-bats, got hit by a pitch, and then doubled. He went 5-for-5 with four runs scored and reached base six straight times. Open your career like that and you’re going to cause a disturbance in the franchise’s filing system where the records are kept. Here are the facts. Kwan is hitting .800 (8-for-10). He’s reached base 12 times and scored four runs in three gams. His slash line reads like this: .800 average, .857 onbase percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage.