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Indians make trade official, thank Trevor Bauer for his time with the team

Posted: 12:58 PM, Jul 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-31 12:58:31-04
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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians have made it official and welcomed in the newcomers acquired in a trade for starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, thanking Bauer in the process.

In a three-team trade, the Indians sent Bauer to the Reds in exchange for outfielders Yasiel Puig and Franmil Reyes, left-handed pitchers Logan Allen and Scott Moss and third baseman Victor Nova.

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The split with Bauer was mostly expected, but the Tribe said "it’s never easy to part with a player of his Caliber.”

Cleveland Indians President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti expressed the team’s appreciation for Bauer and the excitement for the new acquisitions.

We appreciate Trevor’s contributions to the organization in his time with us and while it’s never easy to part with a player of his caliber, we feel we’ve traded from an area of depth to help bolster our Major League club for this year and the foreseeable future.
In Franmil Reyes and Yasiel Puig, we’ve acquired a pair of right-handed hitting power bats we expect to impact our lineup immediately. We’re also excited to add Logan Allen, a rising left-handed starting pitcher prospect who made his MLB debut this year, in addition to two more young prospects, Scott Moss and Victor Nova, that we’re eager to welcome to our organization.

The Indians and those in the organization took time Wednesday to thank Bauer for his seven seasons spent with the Tribe as he heads to Cincinnati.

In his last season with the Indians, Bauer has recorded a 3.79 ERA over 24 starts with 185 strikeouts and 63 walks.

Bauer made headlines Sunday for throwing a ball over the enter field wall out of frustration with his outing, which he will be fined for according to reports.

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While Bauer certainly made impressions with controversial actions, he also gave back to the city throughout his time in Cleveland.

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Bauer exchanged hugs with several teammates in the clubhouse following Cleveland’s 2-0 loss to Houston Tuesday before he departed around 10:45 p.m.