Bauer Outage: Cleveland Indians Trade Trevor Bauer To Cincinnati Reds For Yasiel Puig

San Diego Padres Also Part of 3-Team Trade

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Trevor Bauer’s last throw in a Cleveland Indians uniform landed over the center field wall in Kansas City. Following the Indians 2-0 loss to the Houston Astros, word leaked out the Bauer is headed to the Cincinnati Reds in a 3-team, 7-player deal also involving the San Diego Padres.

It’s no secret the Indians have been shopping Bauer. The throw on Sunday was the last straw for President Chris Antonetti and the Indians front office.

Cleveland gets three players in the trade, two power hitting outfielders and a relief pitcher. Yasiel Puig is the headliner coming to the Indians from the Reds. Puig’s last moment in a Reds uniform comes during a brawl against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Cleveland also gets outfielder Franmil Reyes and reliever Logan Allen from the Padres. The Indians and Padres have now made a deadline trade involving relief pitchers for a second year in a row. Cleveland acquired Brad Hand and Adam Cimber in July, 2018.

Puig will bring a much needed right handed power bat for the middle of the Indians lineup. Cleveland has not had a legitimate power hitter in the number four spot in the batting order all season long.

Reyes and Puig have combined to hit 49 home runs this season. The Indians outfield has been lacking home run power in 2019. Bauer is 9-8 with a 3.79 earned run average. Bauer has 185 strike outs in 156 and two thirds innings pitched.

To complete the deal, Taylor Trammel goes from Cincinnati to San Diego. Cleveland also receives 19-year old third baseman Victor Nova from the Padres and Scott Moss from the Reds.

Scott Piker is the Cleveland BrownsCleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage.com. So follow him on twitter @ScottPikerSport

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