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Guardians' Alex Call: Returns to Columbus
Call was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Monday, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Call worked as a reserve outfielder for the Guardians over the last couple weeks, but the team decided to swap him out for Will Benson. Call will presumably be among the top options should Cleveland need to bring up an outfielder from the minor-league ranks before the season comes to a close.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Anthony Gose: Goes to 60-day injured list
Gose (triceps) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
It's unclear where Gose stands in his recovery from a triceps injury, but he is apparently not close to getting back on the mound. He will be eligible to return to action Sept. 1.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Owen Miller: Back in action Monday
Miller (forearm) is starting Monday against the Diamondbacks.
Miller was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a forearm bruise, but he'll be back in action a day later. Over his last four games, he's gone 4-for-16 with a double, three runs and two RBI.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Returns to lineup
Naylor (ankle) is starting Monday against the Diamondbacks.
Naylor was out of the lineup for the last three games due to a sore right ankle, but he'll serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup Monday. Over his eight games since the All-Star break, he's hit .344 with a homer, four doubles, six RBI, four runs and a stolen base.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Will Benson: En route to big leagues
The Guardians confirmed Monday that Benson will be called up from Triple-A Columbus ahead of Cleveland's series opener with the Diamondbacks, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The lefty-hitting Benson has gotten exposure to all three outfield spots in addition to making three starts at first base for Columbus this season, and the latter position is where he may end up having his clearest path to playing time as he begins his tenure in the big leagues. The Guardians were down both of their top two first baseman -- Josh Naylor (ankle) and Owen Miller (forearm) -- for Sunday's 5-3 win over the Rays, so it's possible either of the two is placed on the 10-day injured list Monday to facilitate room for Benson. The 24-year-old Benson has enjoyed a huge season at Columbus, hitting .275/.424/.516 with 17 home runs and 16 stolen bases while striking out in only 22.7 percent of his plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Franmil Reyes: Records rare steal
Reyes went 1-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Rays.
Reyes isn't known for his speed, but he singled, moved to second on an Andres Gimenez walk, stole third and scored on an Austin Hedges single in the fifth inning. Both of Reyes' steals this season have come in July, a month in which the designated hitter batted .230 (23-for-100) with nine extra-base hits, 12 RBI and 12 runs scored. For the season, he's slashing .214/.254/.351 with nine home runs, 28 RBI, 24 runs scored and nine doubles in 279 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Emmanuel Clase: Grabs another save
Clase struck out one in a perfect inning to earn the save in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Rays.
Clase finishes July having allowed only one run, which came in a non-save situation, in 10 innings. He converted five saves for the month and now has 23 in 25 tries this season. The hard-throwing closer trimmed his ERA to 1.25 and WHIP to 0.69 with his eighth consecutive scoreless frame, and he's added a 45:6 K:BB in 43.1 innings overall.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Bryan Shaw: Yields two runs again
Shaw allowed two runs on two hits and three walks with one strikeout in two innings against the Rays on Sunday. He did not factor into the decision.
Shaw has made his last two appearances as an opener ahead of Kirk McCarty, to mixed results. Shaw's given up a pair of runs in each of his last three outings and continues to struggle through the middle part of the season. The right-hander owns a 5.63 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 31:20 K:BB through 38.1 innings in 41 appearances. If he continues to function as an opener going forward, the role will reduce his chances of picking up wins and holds.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Kirk McCarty: Secures win Sunday
McCarty (2-2) allowed a run on four hits and two walks while striking out two over 3.1 innings, earning the win Sunday over the Rays.
McCarty followed an opener for his second straight appearance, which seems to be working more favorably than a traditional starting role for the 26-year-old. He's given up one run in his last 7.1 innings across two outings. The southpaw has a 5.63 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 13:10 K:BB in 19.1 innings across five appearances overall. If he stays on a regular schedule, he'd likely pitch again some time during next weekend's four-game series versus the Astros -- the fifth spot in the Guardians' rotation is currently projected to come up again Friday.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Nolan Jones: Resting against lefty
Jones is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays.
With the Rays bringing a tough lefty (All-Star Shane McClanahan) to the hill Sunday, the lefty-hitting Jones will retreat to the bench for the second time in the series. The righty-hitting Alex Call will replace Jones as the Guardians' starting right fielder.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Owen Miller: Scratched with forearm bruise
Miller (forearm) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays.
Miller had been included in the Guardians' initial lineup after starting at first base for Josh Naylor (ankle) in the previous two contests, but the forearm contusion that forced Miller's early exit from Saturday's 6-4 loss will ultimately keep him on the bench for the series finale. Naylor will also continue to sit Sunday, paving the way for utility man Ernie Clement to pick up the start at first base.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Josh Naylor: Sits Sunday with ankle injury
Naylor (ankle) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays.
Naylor will retreat to the bench for a third straight game due to a sore right ankle, but the lefty-hitting slugger likely would have ducked out of the lineup Sunday even if healthy with the Rays bringing All-Star southpaw Shane McClanahan to the hill. Ernie Clement will fill in at first base for Naylor.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Andres Gimenez: Blasts three-run homer
Gimenez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Rays.
Gimenez accounted for most of the Guardians' offense Saturday with his sixth-inning blast, but they never got closer than one run in the loss. This was the infielder's first multi-hit effort in seven games. He's hit a steady .273 in July, though that's a bit under his season mark of .299 in 89 contests. He's added an .854 OPS, 12 homers, eight stolen bases, 49 RBI and 37 runs scored as a near-everyday starter at second base.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Bryan Shaw: Gets another turn as opener
Shaw is listed as the Guardians' starting pitcher for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
While making his first start in 733 MLB appearances in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox, Shaw covered 2.1 innings, so he's likely to work more than a traditional opener while he picks up his second start of the week. Even so, Shaw probably shouldn't be expected to work any more than 3-to-4 innings, so he'll have a tough time qualifying for the win unless the Guardians race out to an early lead and maintain it throughout. Kirk McCarty is the primary option to work in long relief behind Shaw and is a likelier candidate to factor into any decision.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Zach Plesac: Surrenders five runs
Plesac (2-9) allowed five earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out seven across five innings to take the loss Saturday against the Rays.
Plesac allowed multiple home runs in a game for only the second time this season, which accounted for four of his five earned runs Saturday. Positively, he did manage 17 swinging strikes on 92 total pitches but that wasn't enough to avoid his fifth consecutive losing decision. After 19 starts on the campaign, Plesac has a 4.33 ERA and a 79:28 K:BB across 104 frames.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Owen Miller: Exits with right forearm contusion
Miller was removed from Saturday's game against the Rays due to a right forearm contusion, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Miller was a late addition to Saturday's lineup after Josh Naylor (ankle) was scratched, but Miller was hit by a pitch in the top of the sixth inning and removed from the game in the top of the eighth. Prior to his departure, he went 1-for-2 with a run, an RBI and a strikeout. It's not yet clear whether Miller will be forced to miss additional time, but any potential absence will leave the Guardians depleted at first base.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|A. Civale SP Aaron Civale SP||Wrist|
|O. Gonzalez RF Oscar Gonzalez RF||Abdomen|
|C. Morris P Cody Morris P||Shoulder|
|A. Gose RP Anthony Gose RP||Triceps|
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