Five former players the Guardians should not attempt to bring back to Cleveland

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Certain players would make sense for the Cleveland Guardians to bring back or at least be an intriguing proposition to consider. There are also certain players for whom it would not make sense to consider a potential return or is a significantly less intriguing option. This is a list of individuals who fit the latter grouping and not the former. 

1. Yu Chang

There may not be a major league player who has more fun on a baseball field than former Guardians infielder Yu Chang. The problem is that his high level of enthusiasm does not translate to actual production on the field.

Chang has made major league appearances for four different organizations since 2019, most of which came with Cleveland. With a career slash line of .204/.265/.359 with a weighted runs created plus of just 78, it is no wonder why he played for Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, and Boston over the last two seasons.

It would be a little bit different if Cleveland did not have an excess of infield options available to them at the major league and minor league level. However, that is not the case, as the Guardians still have to sort out who is their shortstop of the future, in addition to incorporating Kyle Manzardo into the lineup as soon as next season. To be blunt, this is not a good time to reintegrate Chang back into this roster.