The Cleveland Guardians are in advanced extension negotiations with multiple players, league sources told The Athletic. Here’s what you need to know:
Andrés Giménez, Amed Rosario, Triston McKenzie, Steven Kwan and Trevor Stephan are among the players the team has discussed a deal with this spring, the sources said.
The team is working to get the deals done before Opening Day.
Cleveland had a similar process last spring in signing José Ramírez, Emmanuel Clase and Myles Straw to new deals in the week leading up to the opener.
Why now and why these players?
Last spring, the Guardians inked Ramírez to the most lucrative contract in franchise history, a seven-year union worth $141 million that runs through the 2028 season. Now, they’re attempting to secure his supporting cast on long-term deals.