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Addressing the Guardians’ Bench for Opening Day 2024

Maybe not the most important position on the field, but the bench needs some figuring out.

There are still question marks left unanswered for the Guardians’ Opening Day roster, but there is still plenty of time for any of our multitude of assets to take the open jobs. With maybe one or two spots still on the bench, things are pretty hectic for the backup portion of the Guards’ potential 26-man roster.

As it is, there are already two locks for the bench: Catcher Austin Hedges and Center Fielder Myles Straw. Maybe not the prettiest duo — but they are bound to big salaries, considering their value on the field, so they have to be stapled onto the bench by default (maybe less so for Hedges since the only other backup options would be either David Fry or Bryan Lavastida).