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Cy Young contender Trevor Bauer out 4 to 6 weeks with stress fracture to leg

Posted: 5:25 PM, Aug 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-17 21:26:29Z

Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer will be out four to six weeks because of a stress fracture in his right leg, ESPN reports.

Bauer was initially put on the 10-day Disabled List after being hit in the leg by a ball Saturday in a game against the Chicago White Sox. Bauer believes he’ll return earlier than the team’s timetable, according to ESPN.

Bauer, a Cy Young contender until the injury, currently leads the American League in innings pitched, home ERA, games started and quality starts. He ranks second in strikeouts, third in ERA, fourth in strikeouts-per-9-innings-pitched and fifth in opponent batting average.

This marks the first Disabled List stint of Bauer’s MLB career.

The Indians recalled left-handed pitcher Tyler Olson from Columbus’ AAA team, the Clippers.

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