OF Ramón Laureano has been claimed by the Cleveland Guardians.— Oakland A's Communications (@AthleticsPR) August 7, 2023
Laureano had battled injury throughout the 2023 campaign and had appeared in 64 games while hitting .213/.280/.364 with six home runs and an 82 wRC+. His best season came in 2019 when he slugged 24 home runs and was worth 3.9 fWAR. He was given an 80-game suspension in August of 2021 after testing positive for PEDs.
His offensive numbers took a big dip after the suspension and he has hit just .212/.285/.371 with 19 home runs and a 91 wRC+ in 158 games since the start of the 2021 season.