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Guardians DFA Two Former Top Prospects Ahead of Roster Deadline

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Cleveland Guardians have designated two former MLB top-100 prospects for assignment.
The Cleveland Guardians have designated two former MLB top-100 prospects for assignment. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

MLB teams will have to make some tough decisions ahead of Monday's 26-man roster deadline. These cuts can include a team parting with a struggling veteran or moving on from young players who were once considered potential building blocks.

In the case of the Cleveland Guardians, their recent roster moves appear to be part of the latter.

Guardians Roster Moves

Cleveland has designated first baseman Bobby Bradley and pitcher Logan Allen for assignment to drop its roster from 28 to 26 players. This move could spell the end for the two young pieces as part of the Guardians' organization.

Bradley and Allen were both former MLB top-100 prospects in the early part of their careers. Allen was a piece of two major trades as a young player, but he never found consistent in the majors. He owns a career 5-10 record and 5.80 ERA across 30 games from 2019-2022.

Bradley got extended run with the Guardians in 2021, recording 16 home runs and 41 RBI, but he also slashed just .208/.294/.445 and struck out 99 times in 245 at-bats. This year, the 2014 third-round pick by Cleveland recorded a measly 2 hits in 17 at-bats.

It'd be no surprise to see these former top prospects latch on with a new team who hopes to uncover their potential.

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