The Guardians got their roster to 40 players in surprising fashion yesterday. The additions of Daniel Espino and Cade Smith weren’t surprising; one of the subtractions was. Cal Quantrill was designated for assignment. This move was such a surprise that everyone is assuming this is just a paperwork move in advance of Cal being traded. We shall see.
Michael Kelly was also let go, which most of us assumed. Kelly was solid in limited 2023 innings.
- Brandon Hyde and Skip Schumaker were chosen as the 2022 Managers of the Year.
• Dom Smith was DFA’d by the Washington Nationals.
• The Red Sox are close to hiring a pitching coach: Andrew Bailey.