CLEVELAND, Ohio — Time after time final season supervisor Terry Francona and the entrance workplace complimented the work of catchers Luke Maile and Austin Hedges. They mixed to begin 152 of Cleveland’s 162 video games behind the plate in the course of the common season.
Maile and Hedges did not hit so much however that did not matter to the powers that be. What Francona appreciated was their capability to work with the pitching employees and management the operating sport.
As of Friday night time, after Maile was not provided a contract for 2023 by the 8 pm deadline, they’re each free brokers. Hedges turned a free agent after the ultimate out of the World Series.
The Guardians have expressed curiosity in re-signing Maile and/or Hedges. Right now the one two catchers on the 40-man roster are rookies Bo Naylor and Bryan Lavastida.
The Guardians had 9 gamers eligible for arbitration on the finish of final season. Maile and Anthony Gose had been the one ones not provided contracts for 2023. Maile was projected to earn $1.3 million and Gose $800,000 in arbitration by MLB Trade Rumors. Gose, dropped from the roster on Tuesday, will miss the 2023 season as he recovers from Tommy John surgical procedure on his left elbow.
Shane Bieber ($10.7 million), Amed Rosario ($9 million), Cal Quantrill ($6 million), Josh Naylor ($3.5 million), Zach Plesac ($2.9 million), Aaron Civale ($2.2 million) and James Karinchak ($1.4 million) had been the seven arbitration-eligible gamers who obtained contract provides from the Guards.
They will alternate wage figures with the Guards on Jan. 13 to decide what they will make in 2023. If an settlement can’t be reached, the participant and staff will go to arbitration. Hearings are scheduled to happen Jan. 30 by way of Feb. 17
Here’s a take a look at what the Guardians’ seven arbitration eligible gamers did in 2022:
- Bieber (13-8, 2.88 ERA) made 31 begins, main the staff with 200 innings and 198 strikeouts. He made two postseason begins, beating the Rays in Game 1 of the wild card collection with 7 2/3 robust innings and permitting two runs over 5 2/3 innings in opposition to the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS. Bieber, who made $6 million this season, could be a free agent after the 2024 season.
- Rosario hit .283 with 26 doubles, 9 triples, 11 homers and 71 RBI. He led the staff in hits, at-bats and completed third with 86 runs. He led the massive leagues with 9 triples and tied for first within the AL with 17 three-hit video games. Defensively he gave the G’s a strong season at shortstop. Rosario, who made $4.95 million this season, could be a free agent after 2023.
- Quantrill (15-5, 3.38) went 11-0 with a 2.95 ERA in his final 17 begins of the season. The G’s went 16-1 in these video games. Quantrill, who made $2.51 million this yr, can hit the open market following the 2025 season.
- Naylor got here again this season from a badly damaged proper ankle to have his finest and busiest season within the large leagues. He hit .243 and completed second on the staff with 20 homers and 79 RBI. Naylor, who made $1.2 million final yr, could be a free agent following the 2025 season.
- Plesac (3-12, 4.31) is coming off a troublesome season. In 25 video games, together with 24 begins, he allowed 63 earned runs and 19 homers in 131 2/3 innings. The offense averaged simply over three runs a sport when he was on the mound. He additionally missed time with a damaged little finger on his proper hand from punching the mound after permitting a homer. Plesac, who made $2 million final yr, could be a free agent after 2025.
- Civale (5-6, 4.92) was dogged by accidents for the second straight season. He made three journeys to the injured listing this yr. He nonetheless managed to make 20 begins, however pitched solely 97 innings. In the ALDS, he began Game 5 in opposition to the Yankees and lasted only one third of an inning. Civale, who made $716,900 final yr, could be a free agent after 2025.
- Karinchak (2-0, 2.08, three saves) didn’t be part of the massive league membership till July 3 due to a proper shoulder harm. When he did, he did effectively, fanning 62 in 39 innings. The opposition hit .161 in opposition to him. Karinchak, who made $714,500 this season, will probably be a free agent after 2026.
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