10 former Cleveland Guardians who are still without a job entering Spring Training

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6. Brad Hand

In need of a left-handed arm in their bullpen with the expected departures of Andrew Miller and Cody Allen in the following offseason, Cleveland acquired Brad Hand and Adam Cimber from the San Diego Padres for catching prospect Francisco Mejia. 

Hand would eventually take over the closing role in his second season in Cleveland, a role which he would remain in until becoming a free agent following the 2020 season. Hand would lead all of baseball in saves during the 2020 campaign with 16.

Since leaving Cleveland, Hand has bounced around quite a bit. The veteran left-handed has spend time with the Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Colorado Rockies, and most recently, the Atlanta Braves. 

It has been mostly a rough go of things for Hand since his time with Cleveland came to an end, but he was able to find success in 2022 as part of the National League Champion Phillies bullpen.

The good news for Hand is that he is likely to find a new team eventually. This is due to left-handed relievers always being in demand. It really seems like a question of when and not if he finds a new team before the season begins.