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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.

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.

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.

Bauer also weighed in on his mound meltdown while speaking to reporters on Wednesday night.

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.