CLEVELAND — The Guardians assigned Franmil Reyes to command and released Bobby Bradley in a series of moves on Saturday.
Reyes and Bradley had each wrestled with Cleveland this season after being on the Opening Day grid. Reyes was Cleveland’s designated hitter, batting fourth and Bradley was the Guardians’ first baseman, hitting fifth in the opener on April 7 against the host Kansas City Royals.
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That line-up for Opening Day also included former Guardian Yu Chang who started at second base and was batted sixth.
The Guardians also announced on Saturday that it has selected the contract of right-handed assistant pitcher Jake Jewell of Class AAA Columbus and has sent right-handed starting pitcher Hunter Gaddis to Columbus.
Gaddis cleaned out his locker in the Guardians’ clubhouse on Saturday afternoon and left to join the Clippers.
Guardians manager Terry Francona said righthanded pitcher Aaron Civale is set to return to the team and make a start in Detroit on Wednesday against the Tigers.
This article is being updated.
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