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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Cam Gallagher

The catcher position for the Guardians has been pretty strange one in 2023. While Bo Naylor was the superior player by a significant margin, Cam Gallagher took the field a decent amount this season and the results were bad enough that a change needs to happen.

In 56 games this season, Gallagher posted a tragically low .322 OPS which is sadly right in line with what Cam has done to this point in his career. He is a reasonably capable defensive catcher, but this is not a big league bat in any shape, way, or form.

Entering his final year of arbitration eligibility, Gallagher is somehow likely to get a raise over the $1.25 million that he took home in 2023. Cleveland needs a backup that could do, well, anything at the plate on Naylor's days off. While it is unlikely that the Guardians invest a lot of money in a second catcher, they can find a guy that can give them more than Cam for as much or less money than he is going to be due which makes him a prime nontender candidate.