6 Guardians players that won't be back for the 2024 season

With the Guardians' season over, let's turn our attention to the offseason and which players won't be coming back next season.
Jul 9, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Shane Bieber (57) throws a
Jul 9, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Shane Bieber (57) throws a / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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Daniel Norris

Every team has a guy on their roster whose sole purpose seems to be the guy they move to and from the minor league ranks when they have to make roster moves. For the Guardians in 2023, that guy was Daniel Norris and it is looking more and more like his career could be coming to the end of the line.

For a number of years now, Norris has just been a guy that fills a roster spot. Since 2017, he has averaged a 5.06 ERA and has transitioned from being a mediocre starter to being a mediocre bullpen arm. Having a veteran around that you can call up in a pinch has value, but that value that Norris brings has gotten lower and lower as the years have gone on.

After putting up the worst FIP of his career at 7.68 in a handful of appearances for Cleveland in 2023, the writing is on the wall at his point. Norris was cheap this season, but he doesn't bring much to the table anymore and it seems more likely that he will be struggling to find a job anywhere next season than it is that he will be playing in Cleveland in 2024.