PHOENIX The Diamondbacks could give Trevor Bauer a second look after Class AAA Reno's season ends, manager Kirk Gibson indicated Tuesday.
Bauer, who was to start for Reno on Tuesday night, has followed instructions given when he was returned to Reno six weeks ago and become more efficient with his pitches in four August, after being shut down for two weeks.
Bauer, 5-1 with a 2.84 ERA at Reno, needed only 102 pitches in a complete Aug.17 and used 92 in seven innings on Aug. 22, both numbers more than acceptable. He walked only one in each game, tying a season low.
The next step might be how it carries over in a second trip to the majors.
"It's possible, yeah," Gibson said when asked if Bauer could make a September start.
"If our staff stays healthy, we probably wouldn't bring Trevor up for sure until they (Reno) are done. If we bring him up at all. That decision has not been made."
Manager Brett Butler's Reno team was four games ahead with seven to play in the Pacific Coast Le...