5 trade options the Cleveland Guardians could target to fill Shane Bieber's spot in the rotation

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There is a massive void in the Cleveland Guardians' starting rotation with the devastating news of Shane Bieber's season-ending injury coming on Saturday. It is not going to be easy for the Guardians to find a way to replace Bieber, as they were expecting him to be one of their workhorses this year in what was supposed to be his triumphant return after being limited last season. 

Making matters worse is that Bieber's velocity was up, and he was racking up the strikeouts, leading all of baseball after his first two starts. The last time that Bieber was pitching this well was all the way back in 2020, resulting in winning the American League Cy Young Award. Two starts are not nearly enough to tell if another Cy Young was going to be a possibility for Bieber, but it did appear that he was starting off on the right trajectory for that.

The Guardians could very well look internally to find a replacement, as possible options from their organization have been previously documented. Should Cleveland decide they want to try and find an external solution, there are five possible options for the Guardians to acquire via trade to take Bieber's place in the rotation.

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