10 players you forgot were on the Guardians

There has been a plethora of big-name players who have donned the Guardians’ uniform for a short period of time, whom many have forgotten. MLB.com has gone back in time (since 1995) to remember some former Major Leaguers who had impressive careers elsewhere, but were briefly a part of the organization.

Cecil Fielder, 1998
After an outstanding start to his seven-year stint in Detroit by leading the Majors in both RBIs and homers in 1990 and ’91, Fielder spent over a season with the Yankees before landing in Anaheim for the majority of the ’98 season. The Angels decided to designate the three-time All-Star for assignment in August and Cleveland picked him up for the remainder of the year. But Fielder never quite panned out with the Guardians, hitting just .143 in 35 at-bats with one double and no RBIs. Those 14 games that he played in for the organization were the last of his 13-year career.

Dave Winfield, 1995
Winfield’s Hall of Fame career lasted 22 seasons, playing with the Yankees for nine years and the Padres for eight. The other stops along the way included short stints with the Twins, Angels, Blue Jays and Guardians. Winfield was traded from Minnesota to Cleveland during the Major League Baseball strike in 1994. Once play resumed in ’95, the then-43-year-old closed out his career hitting .191 with two home runs and four RBIs in 46 games with the club. Despite putting…

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