Throughout the offseason, this page will updated with any Guardians transactions and injury updates.
Nov. 18: Guardians non-tender LHP Anthony Gose, C Luke Maile
The Guardians didn't have any surprises prior to the non-tender deadline on Nov. 18. Gose, who had already been designated for assignment earlier in the week, was not tendered a contract for 2023. Cleveland has been transparent that it's looking for upgrades behind the plate, which made it easy to assume Maile would not be tendered heading into the winter.
Nov. 15: INF Nolan Jones traded to Colorado for INF Juan Brito; RHP Carlos Vargas traded to Arizona for RHP Ross Carver
The deadline to protect Minor Leaguers from the Rule 5 Draft forced the Guardians to take a deeper look at their roster, and the group realized that Jones' path to the big leagues wasn't as clear as it once was. The third baseman had to move to the outfield after José Ramírez's future in Cleveland became permanent. And now that the Guardians have solid candidates to play all three outfield positions, it was difficult to envision Jones getting playing time in the grass. Vargas was sent to Arizona to get another righty pitching option, though Carver was not added to the 40-man roster.
Nov. 15: Guardians add INF Angel Martinez, LHP Joey Cantillo, LHP Tim Herrin and INF Juan Brito to 40-man roster
In order to protect Martinez and Cantillo -- two of their Top 30 prospects, as ranked by MLB Pipeline -- Herrin and the newly acquired Brito from the Rule 5 Draft this offseason, the Guardians added the quartet to the 40-man roster.
Nov. 15: RHP Kirk McCarty and LHP Gose designated for assignment
The Guardians needed to clear space on their 40-man roster for the four additions, which meant parting ways with McCarty and Gose. McCarty had been DFA'd twice during the 2022 season, and Gose is expected to spend next year rehabbing his way back from Tommy John surgery.
2B Andrés Giménez (left thumb fracture)
Giménez fractured his thumb in mid September, according to the team, but it's not something that requires surgery. The club said he's already starting to recover from the injury and is expected to need only a few weeks to fully bounce back.
3B José Ramírez (torn ulnar collateral ligament in right hand)
Ramírez sustained the injury in June and had the option to undergo surgery at that time, but he was adamant about waiting until the offseason to have the procedure. Instead, the operation was performed on Nov. 9 by hand specialist Dr. Thomas Graham. Ramírez will need six to eight weeks to recover, but he is expected to be ready for Spring Training.
RHP Nick Sandlin (Teres Major muscle strain)
Expected return: 2023
Sandlin, who exited after two-thirds of an inning in the 10th on Oct. 8, underwent an MRI hat confirmed a strain of the Teres Major muscle. He got a PRP injection after the season ended and is expected to be in therapy for six to eight weeks. The team is not expecting it to cause any restrictions during Spring Training.
1B Josh Naylor (right leg checkup)
Naylor went through a lot in 2021, suffering a gruesome fracture in his right leg that sidelined him for nearly the entire season. He returned this year ready to play, knowing that he'd still struggle at times with discomfort. He's set to go back to Dr. Anderson in Green Bay for a checkup to make sure that he's healing as expected. Assuming he checks out well, he should have a regular offseason of conditioning.