Cleveland Guardians appoint Franmil Reyes for assignment

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Cleveland Guardians’ Franmil Reyes watches his RBI single from New York Yankees relief pitcher Albert Abreu during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, July 3, 2022. (TAUT Photo/Phil Long)

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.

Cleveland Guardians first baseman, Bobby Bradley, covers first base in a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, March 18, 2022 in Goodyear, Arizona (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

Cleveland Guardians first baseman, Bobby Bradley, covers first base in a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, March 18, 2022 in Goodyear, Arizona (TAUT Photo/Darryl Webb)

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.

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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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This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Cleveland Guardians Designate Franmil Reyes for Command

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