5 free agents the Cleveland Guardians should consider

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3. Andrew Chafin

Taking a slight break from potential additions to the outfield, the focus now shifts to Cleveland's bullpen. Left handed veteran reliever Andrew Chafin could be worthwhile addition to the Guardians' relief corps.

Chafin is a 10-year veteran with a career 3.40 ERA, 1.250 WHIP, and 9.7 strikeouts per nine. While last year Chafin's ERA (.473) and WHIP (1.422) were not particularly encouraging, his strikeouts per nine (11.0) was one of the better marks over a full season in his career. This would be about banking on Chafin reverting back to his previous form and being a reliable option out of the bullpen. There is enough of a track record from Chafin to indicate last season may be an outlier with him being able to pitch at a level that he has shown to be capable of previously.

There is another factor at play here. The Guardians only have one left-handed arm in the bullpen in Sam Hentges. It would be wise to consider adding another lefty into the mix should one be needed more than once in a game or be needed multiple days in a row. Having additional options to go to if needed is never a bad thing, and Cleveland would benefit from a second left-handed reliever.