Trevor Bauer attends Indians game as fan after trade to Reds
Trevor Bauer saw his run with the Cleveland Indians organization come to an end earlier in the week with a blockbuster trade to the Cincinnati Reds, so the pitcher decided to attend his former team’s game on Wednesday as a fan, not a player.
Bauer, among the quirkiest personalities in baseball, was spotted at Progressive Field on Wednesday night taking in the Indians’ 10-4 win over the Houston Astros.
Here’s the video of Trevor Bauer leaving Cleveland in the middle of an Indians game pic.twitter.com/UgmgbsXMFL— theRealDavefromMentor (@TheDavefrom) August 1, 2019
To add to the odd nature of Bauer’s appearance at the ballpark, the pitcher also held an impromptu press conference with reporters during the game.
This is one of the more unusual things I've ever seen. Trevor Bauer, who was traded by the Indians last night, held an impromptu press conference tonight in the press box dining room during tonight's game. He spoke about what he thinks his legacy in Cleveland will be @wkyc pic.twitter.com/gvNDRH1cQC— David Kinder II (@davidkinderii) August 1, 2019
Bauer’s final act with the Indians on the field involved him launching a baseball over the center-field wall after Terry Francona pulled him from his start on Sunday, an unsurprising final bow, as it were, given his offbeat persona.
As Trevor Bauer was being pulled from a game, he launched a baseball to CF. His manager… had some words for him. pic.twitter.com/fnPEUuFZ5m— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) July 28, 2019
Bauer also weighed in on his mound meltdown while speaking to reporters on Wednesday night.
Bauer was also asked if his actions Sunday in Kansas City could of had a negative impact on the team. Here's his response. @WKYCSports @WKYCSports pic.twitter.com/PQv3wayedf— David Kinder II (@davidkinderii) August 1, 2019
It certainly was an eventful run for Bauer in Cleveland, with some great moments and others not so good by any measure. That said, perhaps it was high time for both parties to move on.