Former University of Hawaii pitcher Cade Smith has been added to the 40-man roster for the Cleveland Guardians.

Smith became the first University of Hawaii product to appear in the World Baseball Classic in March representing Team Canada.

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During the minor league season, Smith continued to climb the organizational ladder, splitting time in Double and Triple-A in 2023.

Smith continued to impress as a reliever, racking up 95 strikeouts in 62.2 innings while converting 15 of his 17 save opportunities in 2023.

Kailua alumnus Joey Cantillo is also a member of Cleveland’s 40-man roster.