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Guardians acquire left-hander Steve Hajjar from Reds to complete Will Benson trade

  • Published: Mar. 25, 2023, 10:25 p.m.
Cleveland Guardians vs. Baltimore Orioles, August 30, 2022 Former Guardians' No. 1 pick Will Benson.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Guardians have acquired left-hander Steve Hajjar to complete the Will Benson trade.

The 6-5 Hajjar will report to minor league camp. He was a second round pick of the Twins in the 2021 draft out of the University of Michigan.

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The Reds acuired Hajjar in August of 2022 in the Tyler Mahle deal. He went 2-3 with a 3.61 ERA in 15 starts in the Twins and Reds minor league systems last year. He struck out 83 and walked 32 in 52 1/3 innings, while making three trips to the injured list because of a sore left shoulder.  --> CONTINUED-->  on Cleveland.com  or from paulhoynes



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3 hours ago, Dutch Oven said:

Poor Will Benson, had a great spring training to make the big-team roster, goes 1-20 with 12 strikeouts with Reds, demoted back to the minors.

At 6' 5" I was wondering if he could hit and maybe play some outfield ?   Just wondering  I guess a big lanky LHP might be gold ..... someday.

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