Trevor Bauer
SP CLE
1 week ago

Manager Terry Francona said Bauer will be available in relief for Game 3 against the Astros, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bauer is lined up to start Game 4, but after the Indians lost the first two games of the series, they want to have all of their top pitchers available in order to stave off elimination. If Bauer isn't used, he would start Game 4 as planned, but if he does pitch Monday, Shane Bieber would get the nod Tuesday against Houston.

Trevor Bauer
SP CLE
2 weeks ago

Bauer tossed four scoreless innings to capture his first career save in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Royals. He gave up two hits and no walks and struck out two over the 51-pitch appearance.

EDGE Analysis

After missing more than a month with a lower-leg fracture, Bauer has looked like his dominant self over his three abbreviated appearances since rejoining the big club, tossing 9.1 innings in total and yielding just two runs on nine hits and one walk. Though he worked in relief Sunday and may do so again in one of the first two games of the Tribe's American League Divisional Series against the Astros, Bauer should slot back into the rotation for Game 3 or 4. Because he hasn't surpassed 60 pitches in any of his outings since returning to action, however, Bauer may not take on his usual starter's workload immediately upon rejoining the rotation.

Trevor Bauer
SP CLE
2 weeks ago

Bauer will be available to work out of the bullpen Sunday against the Royals behind scheduled starter Carlos Carrasco, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carrasco and Bauer will flip roles in the regular-season finale after the latter started Tuesday against the White Sox, with the latter following in relief. Making his second appearance from the disabled list, Bauer tossed four innings and gave up two runs on five hits and no walks while striking out four. Bauer upped his pitch count to 60 in that outing, but it's unclear if he'll have the opportunity to work longer Sunday, especially if Carrasco is efficient with the innings he covers. Bauer will likely slot back into the Cleveland rotation for Game 3 or 4 of the Tribe's divisional series with Houston that kicks off Oct. 5.

Trevor Bauer
SP CLE
3 weeks ago

Bauer allowed two runs on five hits with no walks across four innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the White Sox. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

Bauer allowed a two-run home run in the first inning, but he worked deeper into the game this time after lasting just 1.1 innings in his return from the disabled list. He looked more like himself, throwing 72 percent of his pitches for strikes, including 14 swinging strikes. He had his team in position to win when he departed, but Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs on the bottom of the ninth to give the victory to the home team. Bauer could make an appearance in relief before the end of the regular season, but he's not currently scheduled to make another start.

Trevor Bauer
SP CLE
3 weeks ago

Bauer (lower leg) was activated off the 10-day disabled list ahead of Friday's start against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Bauer is set to throw a couple innings against the AL's top team, with Shane Bieber set to follow. Bauer is also expected to start Tuesday against the White Sox and could return to the rotation for the playoffs if all goes well.

Trevor Bauer
SP CLE
4 weeks ago

Bauer (lower leg) will return from the disabled list to make a short start Friday against the Red Sox, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bauer has been out since mid-August with a lower-leg fracture but felt good after a simulated game Tuesday. He'll throw a couple innings Friday, with Shane Bieber pitching the bulk of the game, and will start again Tuesday against the White Sox. If all goes well, he'll be fully built up to be a starter in the playoffs.

Trevor Bauer
SP CLE
4 weeks ago

Bauer (lower leg) felt good after a simulated game Tuesday and is nearly ready to return to game action, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bauer has been out since mid-August after suffering a lower-leg fracture. He believes he's ready to return now, though it remains to be seen whether or not the team agrees. Cleveland has already clinched a playoff berth, so the team has little to play for over the last two weeks of the season, though Bauer could likely use an outing or two before the playoffs start. When he does return, it could be in a bullpen capacity.

Trevor Bauer
SP CLE
1 month ago

Team president Chris Antonetti told MLB Network Radio that Bauer (lower leg) could pitch out of the bullpen during the playoffs. "It's definitely something we talked about," Antonetti said.

EDGE Analysis

The Indians aren't quite ready to make a decision regarding Bauer's role once he returns, as the team wants to see how the right-hander responds to an increased workload first. He threw a 40-pitch bullpen session over the weekend and is expected to face live hitters Tuesday for the first time since suffering a stress fracture in his right fibula in mid-August. While Bauer is making encouraging progress, he may not have enough time to fully build back up to a starter's workload before the end of the season, which would leave him to fill a high-leverage, multi-inning relief role for the Indians.

Trevor Bauer
SP CLE
1 month ago

Bauer (lower leg) threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday and will pitch to hitters prior to Cleveland's game against the White Sox on Tuesday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

In addition to throwing a bullpen on the field Saturday, Bauer continued to play long toss in the outfield, further extending his throwing distance. Manager Terry Francona has yet to set any sort of official target date for Bauer, but the right-hander appears to be making solid progress as he passes the one-month mark of his injury.

Trevor Bauer
SP CLE
1 month ago

Bauer (lower leg) is set to throw off the mound Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bauer completed a 20-25 pitch bullpen session Wednesday with no issues but has yet to be cleared for on-field running. The 27-year-old remains without an official timeline for his return but is still hoping to find a window in the back half of September.