CLEVELAND — Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer seems so cool that it’s hard to imagine why anyone wouldn’t like him. But in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, the star pitcher's candor on his dating life is getting reactions from fans in the baseball world.
When the 28-year-old pitcher meets a potential romantic partner, he is clear from the beginning what he expects and what she should expect on their very first date.
“I have three rules,” Bauer told Sports Illustrated.
1. No feelings
"As soon as I sense you’re developing feelings, I’m going to cut it off, because I’m not interested in a relationship and I’m emotionally unavailable," Bauer said.
2. No public affection
"No social media posts about me while we’re together, because private life stays private," Bauer told Sports Illustrated.
3. You're not the only one
"I sleep with other people. I’m going to continue to sleep with other people. If you’re not O.K. with that, we won’t sleep together, and that’s perfectly fine. We can just be perfectly polite platonic friends.”
Bauer said his honesty is just him being considerate to the women he is interested in dating.
“I imagine if I was married at this point, I would be a very bad husband,” he said.
While he may not know his future plans on settling down look like, he does know that he won't be with the Indians after the 2019 season.
“I won’t be with the Indians next year,” Bauer says.
He is confident the cash-strapped franchise will trade him for prospects by next winter.
Last week, Bauer won his hearing for the second straight year and was awarded $13 million by James Darby, James Oldham and Sylvia Skratek instead of the Cleveland Indians’ $11 million offer.