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Guardians Recall Pitching Prospect While Pushing Tristan McKenzie's Next Start Back

Tyler Maher
The Cleveland Guardians are bringing Hunter Gaddis back up for a spot start against the Chicago White Sox.
The Cleveland Guardians are bringing Hunter Gaddis back up for a spot start against the Chicago White Sox. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Cleveland Guardians are shuffling around their pitching plans this week. Triston McKenzie will have his start pushed back from Thursday to Friday, while Hunter Gaddis will be recalled from Triple-A to start Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

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While there are no reports yet of an injury for McKenzie, Cleveland may simply be trying to preserve his arm down the stretch. McKenzie has already logged a career-high 165 1/3 innings, which is 45 1/3 more than his previous MLB high. The Guardians are also trying to protect a three-game lead in the AL Central, so keeping McKenzie healthy is imperative.

Meanwhile, Gaddis will make his second career start on Thursday. The 24-year-old righty struggled in his MLB debut back on Aug. 5, getting shelled by the Houston Astros for eight runs on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings. He was sent back down to Triple-A after that, where he's 3-2 with a 3.93 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP in seven starts this year.

With less than three weeks remaining in the regular season, every game is critical at this point. Cleveland has an inside track to the postseason with -340 odds to win the division on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds, so hopefully, Gaddis' second start goes better than his first.

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