Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 11/19/14
In a move that was expected, the Cleveland Indians today announced that right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer has been optioned to Triple-A Columbus. No corresponding roster move has been announced to replace him on the 25-man roster, but with an off day on Thursday, one is expected to be announced on Friday. Bauer, 22, is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA in two starts for Cleveland and has allowed just three hits and has seven strikeouts in 10.0 innings of work, though has struggled with his command as he has 13 strikeouts. He returns to the Columbus rotation where the Indians will continue to work on his mechanics to improve his fastball command and have him ready for a callup when a starting needs arises in the near future. With outfielder Michael Bourn still unable to play and set to go on a rehab assignment sometime next week, the Indians will need to add a player from Columbus. It remains to be seen if they will add a position player or add an eighth arm in the pen again, but the most likely o...
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