The Indians (62-43) have surged the last few weeks and are three games ahead of the Oakland A's for the first Wild Card spot in the AL. Multiple executives have told the New York Posts's Joel Sherman they expect the Cleveland Indians to deal Bauer before Wednesday's trade deadline.
The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported the Indians also get Padres' outfielder Franmil Reyes, pitching prospect Logan Allen and 19-year-old third baseman Victor Nova in the three-team deal. He has a 3.08 ERA in his minor league career.
Just days after he launched a ball over the center field wall because he was being taken out due to a awful start, Bauer will never pitch for the Cleveland Indians again. The moment seemed to push the Indians over the edge with the enigmatic 28-year-old, who has one of baseball's best arms but can be hard.
Now, Bauer is reportedly facing a fine, but not a suspension, for his actions. The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the discipline was not announced.
Following the Indians' 2-0 home loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, Bauer talked and exchanged hugs with several teammates in the clubhouse before departing around 10:45 p.m.
Seems like no one really knows what's going to happen, but the Indians would probably trade Bauer if they get a good return.
"I'm going to miss all of my teammates here", Puig said. "This part of the year is awesome for me, being on this team and the city". I want to say thank you to all the city, Cincinnati. "That's a legit ace, man", he said. "Welcome Trevor Bauer, to the cooler city of OH".
Puig, who had 22 home runs and 60 RBIs in 99 games for the Reds, remained in Cincinnati's game against Pittsburgh on Tuesday and ended up being involved in a benches-clearing brawl in the ninth inning. He's eligible for free agency after the 2019 season.