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July 6, 2020 01:28 PM
Brandon Guyer: Announces retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer announced his retirement Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

The 34-year-old spent parts of seven seasons in the big leagues, hitting .250/.339/.388 with 32 career homers and 22 career steals. A solid platoon bat in his best seasons, Guyer's standout skill was his ability to get hit by pitches, something he did 31 times in 2016, leading the league by seven in that category despite coming to the plate just 345 times. He was part of a Cleveland team that won the American League pennant that season.

April 2, 2020 02:52 PM
Brandon Guyer: Hits free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer was released by the Giants in March, Baseball America reports.

In camp as a non-roster invitee, Guyer logged one hit in nine spring plate appearances. He hasn't played in the majors since 2018 with the Indians, and it seems like the 34-year-old's big-league career has likely come to a close.

February 3, 2020 05:20 PM
Giants' Brandon Guyer: Signs minor-league deal with Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer signed a minor-league deal with the Giants on Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Guyer has played 518 games in the big leagues and owns a respectable .250/.339/.388 slash line, good for a 104 wRC+. None of those games came in 2019, however, and the 34-year-old hasn't managed an above-average batting line since 2016, so his chances of making a significant impact in the majors this season appear slim. He hit a modest .244/.367/.366 for Triple-A Charlotte last season.

March 26, 2019 10:04 PM
White Sox's Brandon Guyer: Rejoins White Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox on Tuesday.

Guyer was released from his minor-league pact with Chicago on Friday, but finds himself back with the team after a few days testing free agency. The 33-year-old had a .220/.312/.351 slash line over 413 plate appearances with the Indians over the past two seasons, and should serve as organizational outfield depth for the White Sox.

March 22, 2019 12:00 PM
Brandon Guyer: Released by White Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer was released by the White Sox on Friday, Scott Merkin of reports.

Guyer's .217 batting average in 11 spring games didn't help him claim a spot on Chicago's bench, and he'll have to look elsewhere for work. The 33-year-old has posted a wRC+ of 76 and 82 in the last two seasons, so he may have to head to Triple-A to wait for his next chance.

March 11, 2019 11:04 PM
White Sox's Brandon Guyer: Returns to game action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer (elbow) drew the start in left field and went 0-for-3 out of the No. 9 spot Sunday against Oakland.

Guyer had been battling through some right elbow soreness, but he was able to play the field in Sunday's spring game. While he appears to have returned to health, the White Sox may monitor him closely to prevent further damage.

March 6, 2019 12:20 AM
White Sox's Brandon Guyer: Dealing with elbow injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer is nursing a sore right elbow, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Guyer apparently hurt his throwing elbow during the team's first infield-outfield drill. The outfielder has still been able to hit, and recently picked up a throwing program. It's unclear if this issue will affect Guyer's status for the start of the season.

February 17, 2019 10:28 AM
White Sox's Brandon Guyer: Has healthy wrist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer said he felt much better in the second half of 2018 once his surgically repaired wrist was fully healed, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Guyer underwent surgery during the offseason leading up to 2018 and felt that was the reason he under-performed in the first half. His first-half .580 OPS improved to .787 after the All-Star break, but it was not enough to entice the Indians to re-sign him. He now gets a shot with the rebuilding White Sox, who could have an opening for a three-position, backup outfielder. His main competition will be Leury Garcia.

February 5, 2019 11:20 PM
White Sox's Brandon Guyer: Heads to White Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Guyer had a tough contract season in 2018, slashing .206/.300/.371 with seven home runs in 104 games as he was limited to a platoon role with the Indians. The 33-year-old should provide organizational outfield depth in Chicago but could very well end up in the mix as a No. 4 outfielder if he shows well in spring training.

October 31, 2018 01:12 PM
Brandon Guyer: Optioned declined by Tribe
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer's club option was not picked up by the Indians on Tuesday.

Per T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic, the club could have kept Guyer in the fold for $3 million, but elected to pay his $250,000 buyout instead. He'll hit free agency as a 32-year-old coming off a season in which he hit .206/.300/.371. He's never received more than 385 plate appearances in a season and has hit .250/.339/.388 overall in parts of seven seasons in the big leagues, but Guyer has a .274/.376/.449 career line against lefties.

October 8, 2018 11:12 AM
Indians' Brandon Guyer: Returns to starting lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer (shoulder) is in the lineup for Game 3 of the ALDS against the Astros on Monday.

Guyer missed the final weekend of the regular season while battling a shoulder issue and has yet to appear in the playoffs. He'll bat seventh and play right field Monday with lefty Dallas Keuchel on the mound.

October 2, 2018 03:40 PM
Indians' Brandon Guyer: Battling shoulder issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer is not playing in Tuesday's intrasquad scrimmage due to a right shoulder issue, Jordan Bastian of reports.

The severity of the injury is not clear, but it was enough to keep him out for the entirety of last weekend's series against the Royals. If Guyer is able to make the ALDS roster, he'll likely start against lefty Dallas Keuchel and be an option off the bench in the other games.

July 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Indians' Brandon Guyer: Drives in two
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBI against the Yankees on Saturday.

Guyer's productive night was the result of a defensive blunder by the Yankees as the ball never left the infield but resulted in two runs crossing the plate. It's been a slow season for Guyer, though he has found success against left-handed pitching, posting a .475 slugging percentage in 61 at-bats against southpaws this season.

July 8, 2018 01:48 PM
Indians' Brandon Guyer: Cleared to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer (knee) will start in right field and hit fifth Sunday against the Athletics, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Guyer had been on the bench for the previous three games with a bruised left knee but was able to enter Saturday's game as a pinch hitter, striking out in his lone at-bat. With the Indians apparently comfortable with his health, Guyer should re-emerge as a fixture in the lineup against left-handed pitching.

July 7, 2018 11:56 AM
Indians' Brandon Guyer: Remains out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer (knee) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Athletics, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Guyer fouled a ball off his knee Tuesday and will sit for the second straight game as he deals with the bruise. The severity of the issue remains unclear, leaving Greg Allen to start in center field with Tyler Naquin shifting to right field.

July 4, 2018 02:40 PM
Indians' Brandon Guyer: Dealing with knee bruise
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer exited Tuesday's win over the Royals with a left knee bruise, Zack Meisel of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

Guyer fouled a balled off the knee and was unable to finish the game, replaced by Tyler Naquin for the ninth inning. The severity of the injury is currently unclear, and the 32-year-old should be considered day-to-day for now.

June 14, 2018 11:32 AM
Indians' Brandon Guyer: Returns from disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer (neck) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Thursday's game.

Guyer will be ready to contribute immediately after spending the past few weeks rehabbing at the minor-league level. That being said, the 32-year-old has done little at the plate to warrant any sort of extended playing time with the Indians this season, hitting just .150/.244/.325 with three home runs and 10 RBI over 33 contests. Expect him to serve as a reserve outfielder moving forward, especially since the Indians designated Melky Cabrera for assignment in a corresponding move.

June 9, 2018 04:36 PM
Indians' Brandon Guyer: To continue rehab assignment this weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer (neck) will stay on his rehab assignment this weekend since the Indians aren't set to face any southpaws in Detroit, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Guyer was initially expected to return from the 10-day DL on Friday, but the club will extend his minor-league assignment due to the potential pitching matchups. Though this isn't optimal for Guyer or his fantasy owners, it's a good sign that he appears to be near full health, and he should be back in Cleveland next week.

June 5, 2018 05:16 PM
Indians' Brandon Guyer: Set to return Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Guyer (neck) is expected to come off the 10-day disabled list Friday, Paul Hoynes of reports.

Manager Terry Francona stated Guyer won't be reinstated until Friday, after initially believing he'd return to action as soon as Tuesday. Bradley Zimmer was demoted to Triple-A on Tuesday, and Guyer's short-side platoon role was likely safe anyway despite his early struggles at the plate.

June 2, 2018 12:32 PM
Indians' Brandon Guyer: On track for Tuesday activation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Indians manager Terry Francona said he expects Guyer (neck) to return from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Francona also anticipates that outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall (calf) will be ready to come off the DL the same day, which could create some tough roster decisions for Cleveland. The Tribe already welcomed Bradley Zimmer (chest) back from the DL on Friday, and the impending returns of Chisenhall and Guyer would give Cleveland seven outfielders with Michael Brantley, Melky Cabrera, Greg Allen and Rajai Davis also in the fold. Since Allen and Zimmer are the only players among that group with minor-league options remaining, it would seem that those two would be most at risk of losing their respective spots on the 25-man roster once Guyer and Chisenhall are ready to go.

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