Cleveland Guardians logo A ball cap sports the new Cleveland Guardians logo in the third inning of the MLB Inter-league game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Guardians at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The Guardians won 10-5 in the Reds home-opening game. Cleveland Guardians At Cincinnati Reds Home Opener

The Cleveland Guardians went wild on the waiver wire Thursday, claiming three pitchers, including a pair of former All-Stars.

The Guardians claimed right-handed starter Lucas Giolito and relievers Reynaldo López and Matt Moore off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.

Giolito, a 2019 All-Star, has struggled since being acquired from the Chicago White Sox at the trade deadline. In six starts, he has a 6.89 ERA. López, picked up by Los Angeles in that same deal with the White Sox, has been better, posting a 2.77 ERA and two saves with the Halos.

It’s a terrible look for the Angels, who went all-in at the trade deadline in a long-shot bid to make the postseason, only to quickly fall flat. The Angels traded two top prospects, catcher Edgar Quero and left-hander Ky Bush, to land Giolito and López.

The 34-year-old Moore, a 2013 All-Star, has bounced back this year with a 2.66 ERA in 41 games.

Baseball fans brought out the memes and some snarky comments to evaluate the Guardians’ moves.

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