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Guardians sign outfielder Myles Straw with five-year extension

The Cleveland Guardians continue to focus on attaining their right players during the 2022 season, as they lockdown outfielder Myles Straw with a five-year extension.

Reem Abdalazem
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The Cleveland Guardians continue to focus on attaining their right players during the 2022 season, as they lockdown outfielder Myles Straw with a five-year extension.
Nick Tre. Smith (FLO)USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Guardians are making sure their center fielder Myles Straw sticks around long-term as they signed him to a five-year, $25 million extension Saturday with club options for the 2027-28 seasons.

Straw is optimistic about this team’s future and what comes with it, which is the main reason why he signed the long-term deal.

The Guardians acquired the 27-year-old in a trade with the Houston Astros a year ago, sending pitcher Phil Maton and minor league prospect Yainer Diaz to the Astros.

In his 60 games with Cleveland, Straw slashed .285/.362/.739 with 68 hits, 29 walks, and 13 stolen bases. Between Cleveland and Houston, Straw combined for 29 doubles and 30 stolen bases, which tied him for second in the American League.

In his first game of the 2022 season with Cleveland, Straw went 2-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base in a 3-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.

Last week, Cleveland continued to invest in their players as they acquired 24-year-old pitcher Emmanuel Clase and 29-year-old third baseman Jose Ramirez on five-year extensions.

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