2022 Cleveland Guardians
Cleveland Guardians cap logo.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Larry Dolan
General manager(s)Mike Chernoff
Manager(s)Terry Francona
Local televisionBally Sports Great Lakes
(Matt Underwood, Rick Manning)
Local radioWTAM · WMMS
Cleveland Guardians Radio Network
(Tom Hamilton, Jim Rosenhaus)
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The 2022 Cleveland Guardians season is the 122nd season for the franchise. This is the team's first season as the Cleveland Guardians, following the franchise's name change in light of the Cleveland Indians name and logo controversy. The team opened their regular season on April 7, 2022, on the road against the Kansas City Royals,[1] and are scheduled to finish the season on October 5 at home, also against the Royals.[2]

On December 2, 2021, Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred announced a lockout of players, following expiration of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the league and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). On March 10, 2022, the MLB and MLBPA agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, ending the lockout. Opening Day was scheduled for April 7.[3] Although MLB previously announced that several series would be cancelled due to the lockout, the agreement provides for a 162-game season, with originally canceled games to be made up via doubleheaders.[4]

Offseason

Lockout

Main article: 2021–22 Major League Baseball lockout

The expiration of the league's collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Major League Baseball Players Association occurred on December 1, 2021 with no new agreement in place.[5] As a result, the team owners voted unanimously to lockout the players stopping all free agency and trades.[6][7]

The parties came to an agreement on a new CBA on March 10, 2022.[8]

Rule changes

Pursuant to the new CBA, several new rules were instituted for the 2022 season. The National League will adopt the designated hitter full-time, a draft lottery will be implemented, the postseason will expand from ten teams to twelve, and advertising patches will appear on player uniforms and helmets for the first time.[9][10]

Season standings

American League Central

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 15 11 0.577 8–4 7–7
Cleveland Guardians 12 13 0.480 5–4 7–9
Chicago White Sox 11 13 0.458 3 7–6 4–7
Kansas City Royals 8 15 0.348 6–9 2–6
Detroit Tigers 8 16 0.333 6 5–9 3–7


American League Wild Card

Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 18 7 0.720
Los Angeles Angels 17 10 0.630
Minnesota Twins 15 11 0.577


Wild Card teams
(Top 3 teams qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Tampa Bay Rays 16 10 0.615 +1
Toronto Blue Jays 16 11 0.593
Houston Astros 15 11 0.577
Cleveland Guardians 12 13 0.480
Seattle Mariners 12 14 0.462 3
Chicago White Sox 11 13 0.458 3
Texas Rangers 10 14 0.417 4
Oakland Athletics 10 15 0.400
Boston Red Sox 10 16 0.385 5
Baltimore Orioles 10 16 0.385 5
Kansas City Royals 8 15 0.348
Detroit Tigers 8 16 0.333 6


Game log

2022 Game Log: 12–13 (Home: 5–4; Away: 7–9)
April: 9–12 (Home: 3–3; Away: 6–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
1 April 7 @ Royals 1–3 Barlow (1–0) McKenzie (0–1) Kauffman Stadium 28,459 0–1 L1
2 April 9 @ Royals 0–1 (10) Snider (1–0) Clase (0–1) Kauffman Stadium 17,103 0–2 L2
3 April 10 @ Royals 17–3 Quantrill (1–0) Bubic (0–1) Kauffman Stadium 20,165 1–2 W1
4 April 11 @ Royals 10–7 Allen (1–0) Brentz (0–1) Kauffman Stadium 8,971 2–2 W2
5 April 12 @ Reds 10–5 Stephan (1–0) Strickland (0–1) Great American Ball Park 43,036 3–2 W3
6 April 13 @ Reds 7–3 Morgan (1–0) Lodolo (0–1) Great American Ball Park 10,976 4–2 W4
7 April 15 Giants 1–4 Rodón (1-0) Plesac (0-1) Doval (2) Progressive Field 33,469 4–3 L1
8 April 16 Giants 2–4 Leone (1-0) Sandlin (0-1) McGee (1) Progressive Field 13,187 4–4 L2
9 April 17 Giants 1–8 Wood (1–0) Civale (0–1) Progressive Field 9,620 4–5 L3
April 18 White Sox Postponed (inclement weather); Makeup July 12
April 19 White Sox Postponed (inclement weather); Makeup April 20
10 April 20 (1) White Sox 11–1 Bieber (1–0) Keuchel (1–1) Progressive Field see 2nd game 5–5 W1
11 April 20 (2) White Sox 2–1 Gose (1–0) Lambert (0–2) Clase (1) Progressive Field 9,196 6–5 W2
12 April 21 White Sox 6–3 Plesac (1–1) Cease (2–1) Clase (2) Progressive Field 8,345 7–5 W3
13 April 22 @ Yankees 1–4 Taillon (1–1) Morgan (1–1) Chapman (4) Yankee Stadium 41,062 7–6 L1
14 April 23 @ Yankees 4–5 Castro (1–0) Clase (0–2) Yankee Stadium 39,180 7–7 L2
15 April 24 @ Yankees 2–10 Cole (1–0) Civale (0–2) Yankee Stadium 39,050 7–8 L3
16 April 25 @ Angels 0–3 Lorenzen (2–1) Bieber (1–1) Iglesias (3) Angel Stadium 23,099 7–9 L4
17 April 26 @ Angels 1–4 Sandoval (1–0) McKenzie (0–2) Iglesias (4) Angel Stadium 22,551 7–10 L5
18 April 27 @ Angels 5–9 Ohtani (2–2) Plesac (1–2) Angel Stadium 28,557 7–11 L6
19 April 28 @ Angels 1–4 Detmers (1–1) Quantrill (1–1) Iglesias (5) Angel Stadium 18,826 7–12 L7
20 April 29 @ Athletics 9–8 Stephan (2–0) Acevedo (0–1) Clase (3) Oakland Coliseum 12,910 8–12 W1
21 April 30 @ Athletics 3–1 Sandlin (1–1) Jiménez (1–1) Clase (4) Oakland Coliseum 6,707 9–12 W2
May: 3–1 (Home: 2–1; Away: 1–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
22 May 1 @ Athletics 7–3 McKenzie (1–2) Kaprielian (0–1) Oakland Coliseum 14,945 10–12 W3
May 3 Padres Postponed (inclement weather); Makeup May 4
23 May 4 (1) Padres 4–5 Wilson (3–0) Plesac (1–3) Rogers (10) Progressive Field see 2nd game 10–13 L1
24 May 4 (2) Padres 6–5 (10) Sandlin (2–1) Lamet (0–1) Progressive Field 10,244 11–13 W1
25 May 5 Blue Jays 6–5 Civale (1–2) Berríos (2–1) Clase (5) Progressive Field 9,104 12–13 W2
26 May 6 Blue Jays Progressive Field
27 May 7 Blue Jays Progressive Field
28 May 8 Blue Jays Progressive Field
29 May 9 @ White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field
30 May 10 @ White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field
31 May 11 @ White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field
32 May 13 @ Twins Target Field
33 May 14 @ Twins Target Field
34 May 15 @ Twins Target Field
35 May 17 Reds Progressive Field
36 May 18 Reds Progressive Field
37 May 20 Tigers Progressive Field
38 May 21 Tigers Progressive Field
39 May 22 Tigers Progressive Field
40 May 23 @ Astros Minute Maid Park
41 May 24 @ Astros Minute Maid Park
42 May 25 @ Astros Minute Maid Park
43 May 26 @ Tigers Comerica Park
44 May 27 @ Tigers Comerica Park
45 May 28 @ Tigers Comerica Park
46 May 29 @ Tigers Comerica Park
47 May 30 Royals Progressive Field
48 May 31 Royals Progressive Field
June: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
49 June 1 Royals Progressive Field
50 June 3 @ Orioles Camden Yards
51 June 4 @ Orioles Camden Yards
52 June 5 @ Orioles Camden Yards
53 June 6 Rangers Progressive Field
54 June 7 Rangers Progressive Field
55 June 8 Rangers Progressive Field
56 June 9 Athletics Progressive Field
57 June 10 Athletics Progressive Field
58 June 11 Athletics Progressive Field
59 June 12 Athletics Progressive Field
60 June 14 @ Rockies Coors Field
61 June 15 @ Rockies Coors Field
62 June 16 @ Rockies Coors Field
63 June 17 @ Dodgers Dodger Stadium
64 June 18 @ Dodgers Dodger Stadium
65 June 19 @ Dodgers Dodger Stadium
66 June 21 @ Twins Target Field
67 June 22 @ Twins Target Field
68 June 23 @ Twins Target Field
69 June 24 Red Sox Progressive Field
70 June 25 Red Sox Progressive Field
71 June 26 Red Sox Progressive Field
72 June 27 Twins Progressive Field
73 June 28 (1) Twins Progressive Field
74 June 28 (2) Twins Progressive Field
75 June 29 Twins Progressive Field
76 June 30 Twins Progressive Field
July: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
76 July 1 Yankees Progressive Field
77 July 2 Yankees Progressive Field
79 July 3 Yankees Progressive Field
80 July 4 @ Tigers Comerica Park
81 July 5 @ Tigers Comerica Park
82 July 6 @ Tigers Comerica Park
83 July 8 @ Royals Kauffman Stadium
84 July 9 @ Royals Kauffman Stadium
85 July 10 @ Royals Kauffman Stadium
86 July 11 White Sox Progressive Field
87 July 12 (1) White Sox Progressive Field
88 July 12 (2) White Sox Progressive Field
89 July 13 White Sox Progressive Field
90 July 15 Tigers Progressive Field
91 July 16 Tigers Progressive Field
92 July 17 Tigers Progressive Field
92nd All-Star Game: Los Angeles, CA
93 July 22 @ White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field
94 July 23 @ White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field
95 July 24 @ White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field
96 July 25 @ Red Sox Fenway Park
97 July 26 @ Red Sox Fenway Park
98 July 27 @ Red Sox Fenway Park
99 July 28 @ Red Sox Fenway Park
100 July 29 @ Rays Tropicana Field
101 July 30 @ Rays Tropicana Field
102 July 31 @ Rays Tropicana Field
August: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
103 August 1 Diamondbacks Progressive Field
104 August 2 Diamondbacks Progressive Field
105 August 3 Diamondbacks Progressive Field
106 August 4 Astros Progressive Field
107 August 5 Astros Progressive Field
108 August 6 Astros Progressive Field
109 August 7 Astros Progressive Field
110 August 9 @ Tigers Comerica Park
111 August 10 @ Tigers Comerica Park
112 August 11 @ Tigers Comerica Park
113 August 12 @ Blue Jays Rogers Centre
114 August 13 @ Blue Jays Rogers Centre
115 August 14 @ Blue Jays Rogers Centre
116 August 15 Tigers Progressive Field
117 August 16 Tigers Progressive Field
118 August 17 Tigers Progressive Field
119 August 19 White Sox Progressive Field
120 August 20 White Sox Progressive Field
121 August 21 White Sox Progressive Field
122 August 23 @ Padres Petco Park
123 August 24 @ Padres Petco Park
124 August 25 @ Mariners T-Mobile Park
125 August 26 @ Mariners T-Mobile Park
126 August 27 @ Mariners T-Mobile Park
127 August 28 @ Mariners T-Mobile Park
128 August 30 Orioles Progressive Field
129 August 31 Orioles Progressive Field
September: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
130 September 1 Orioles Progressive Field
131 September 2 Mariners Progressive Field
132 September 3 Mariners Progressive Field
133 September 4 Mariners Progressive Field
134 September 5 @ Royals Kauffman Stadium
135 September 6 @ Royals Kauffman Stadium
136 September 7 @ Royals Kauffman Stadium
137 September 9 @ Twins Target Field
138 September 10 @ Twins Target Field
139 September 11 @ Twins Target Field
140 September 12 Angels Progressive Field
141 September 13 Angels Progressive Field
142 September 14 Angels Progressive Field
143 September 16 Twins Progressive Field
144 September 17 (1) Twins Progressive Field
145 September 17 (2) Twins Progressive Field
146 September 18 Twins Progressive Field
147 September 19 Twins Progressive Field
148 September 20 @ White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field
149 September 21 @ White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field
150 September 22 @ White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field
151 September 23 @ Rangers Globe Life Field
152 September 24 @ Rangers Globe Life Field
153 September 25 @ Rangers Globe Life Field
154 September 27 Rays Progressive Field
155 September 28 Rays Progressive Field
156 September 29 Rays Progressive Field
157 September 30 Royals Progressive Field
October: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak
158 October 1 Royals Progressive Field
159 October 2 Royals Progressive Field
160 October 3 Royals Progressive Field
161 October 4 Royals Progressive Field
162 October 5 Royals Progressive Field
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Guardians team member

Player stats

Batting

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Gabriel Arias 2 8 2 1 0 0 0 1 .125 0
Bobby Bradley 8 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 .118 0
Yu Chang 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Ernie Clement 17 48 5 9 3 0 0 3 .188 0
Andrés Giménez 22 64 8 22 3 2 2 14 .344 1
Austin Hedges 19 57 7 10 0 0 2 5 .175 0
Steven Kwan 19 64 14 21 5 1 1 11 .328 0
Bryan Lavastida 6 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 .083 0
Luke Maile 4 10 2 3 3 0 0 1 .300 0
Oscar Mercado 23 63 6 12 4 1 3 11 .190 0
Owen Miller 19 61 16 21 9 0 2 8 .344 0
Josh Naylor 16 57 7 19 3 0 2 12 .333 0
Richie Palacios 8 23 0 7 1 0 0 2 .304 0
Jose Ramirez 25 92 14 29 7 1 7 29 .315 2
Franmil Reyes 21 87 7 16 0 0 2 8 .184 0
Amed Rosario 22 87 9 18 2 1 0 7 .207 1
Myles Straw 25 96 19 26 6 1 0 3 .271 6
Totals 25 853 117 217 46 7 21 115 .254 11

Pitching

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Logan Allen 1 0 4.50 4 0 0 6.0 3 3 3 6
Shane Bieber 1 1 2.45 5 5 0 29.1 9 8 6 29
Anthony Castro 0 0 6.75 5 0 0 4.0 5 3 1 5
Aaron Civale 1 2 9.45 5 5 0 20.0 24 21 6 22
Emmanuel Clase 0 2 3.86 11 0 5 9.1 5 4 2 10
Enyel De Los Santos 0 0 3.86 5 0 0 4.2 2 2 2 8
Anthony Gose 1 0 4.91 8 0 0 7.1 4 4 4 10
Sam Hentges 0 0 0.82 9 0 0 11.0 1 1 0 15
Kirk McCarty 0 0 12.00 1 0 0 3.0 4 4 2 3
Triston McKenzie 1 2 2.70 5 4 0 23.1 7 7 7 24
Eli Morgan 1 1 4.50 5 1 0 10.0 5 5 2 12
Konnor Pilkington 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 5.0 0 0 1 5
Zach Plesac 1 3 4.44 5 5 0 26.1 16 13 8 16
Cal Quantrill 1 1 3.54 5 5 0 28.0 13 11 15 17
Nick Sandlin 2 1 4.50 10 0 0 10.0 5 5 5 6
Bryan Shaw 0 0 2.25 11 0 0 8.0 2 2 4 3
Trevor Stephan 2 0 1.59 11 0 0 11.1 3 2 3 13
Tanner Tully 0 0 4.50 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 1 0
Totals 12 13 3.95 25 25 5 218.2 109 96 72 204

Current roster

Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitters

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

60-day injured list

COVID-19 related injured list


Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Andy Tracy
AA Akron RubberDucks Eastern League Rouglas Odor
High-A Lake County Captains Midwest League Greg DiCenzo
Low–A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Omir Santos
Rookie ACL Guardians Arizona Complex League Jordan R. Smith
Rookie DSL Guardians Blue Dominican Summer League Jesús Tavárez
Rookie DSL Guardians Red Dominican Summer League Carlos Fermin

References

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  2. ^ "2022 Guardians Schedule: October". MLB.com. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  3. ^ Feinsand, Mark (March 10, 2022). "MLB, MLBPA agree to new CBA; season to start April 7". Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  4. ^ Lacques, Gabe (March 10, 2022). "Baseball is back: MLB, players agree on new CBA to salvage 162-game 2022 season". USA Today. Retrieved March 13, 2022.
  5. ^ Baumann, Michael (December 2, 2021). "All the Questions—and Answers—About the Most Important Details of the MLB Lockout". The Ringer. Retrieved December 2, 2021.
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  7. ^ Selbe, Nick. "MLB Owners Vote Unanimously to Institute Lockout". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 2, 2021.
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  9. ^ Conti, Kristen. "Here Are the New MLB Rules for the 2022 Season". NBC Chicago. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  10. ^ "MLB to add jersey advertising for first time in league history as part of new CBA, per report". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 11, 2022.