Guardians acquire P Barlow from San Diego
The Cleveland Guardians announced today the following transactions related to the 8pm ET arbitration deadline:
Acquired RHP Scott Barlow from the San Diego Padres in exchange for RHP Enyel De Los Santos.
Signed OF Ramón Laureano to a one-year deal avoiding arbitration.
Barlow, 30, split the 2023 season with Kansas City and San Diego, going 2-6 with a 4.37 ERA (33ER/68.0IP) in 63 games out of the bullpen (68.0IP, 13SV, 79SO). The right-hander joined the Padres at the 2023 trade deadline, boasting a 3.07 ERA (10ER/29.1IP/1.19 WHIP) in 25 relief appearances for the Friars. The 2011 6th-round pick spent the majority of his MLB career with Kansas City (2018-23), working exclusively out of the bullpen and turning in a career 3.36 ERA over six MLB seasons (332.0IP, 136ER, 56SV, 393SO, 133BB). Barlow posted consecutive sub-2.50 ERA figures out of the Royals bullpen in both 2021-22 in a combined 140 appearances. He has one year of arbitration remaining and is scheduled to be a free agent following the 2024 season.
De Los Santos spent two seasons with the Guardians, signing as a Minor League free agent in 2021. The Dominican Republic native recorded a 3.18ERA with Cleveland, going 10-2 across 120 relief appearances (119.0IP, 1SV, 123SO, 42BB).
Laureano, 29, was claimed off waivers by Cleveland in 2023 (August 7) and went on to hit .243 (33-for-136) with 8 doubles, one triple, 3 home runs and 14 RBI in 41 games with the Guardians.
The 40-player roster is currently at 40 players. All 34 remaining unsigned players on the Guardians 40-man roster were tendered contracts this evening.