Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 5/11/13
According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com Terry Francona has confirmed Trevor Bauer will be making his return to the big leagues on Monday. Bauer is set to start the second half of Monday’s doubleheader against the Yankees. Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed that RHP Trevor Bauer will be called up to start Game 2 of Monday’s double dip vs. the Yankees. — Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) May 11, 2013 This will be the third time Bauer has been called up already this year, and once again it appears to be a quick trip for a spot start. In his last outing against Philladelphia, Bauer went five scoreless innings, walked six, and only gave up one hit. Only 98 times in MLB history has a pitcher had such a stat line, the last Indian being Justin Masterson back in 2010. While Bauer’s six walks against Philly didn’t get him in too much trouble, his seven walks in his first start against Tampa Bay did. Bauer gave up three runs to the Rays in five innings, and became only the 51st pitcher in MLB history to start a season walking at least six batters in each of his first two starts. Despite showing command issues, Bauer has also showcased his exceptional talents. While he hasn’t clicked on all cylinders for a whole start, the rookie has made big pitches in big spots. “When he got into some traffic out there, he made unbelievable pitches. He attacked hitters when he had to with really good stuff,” said Francona following his start against Philly. Bauer will get another opportunity on Monday to show why he’s regarded as such an exciting prospect for the Tribe, but then will most likely head back down to Columbus on Tuesday. The Indians will continue to be cautious with Bauer, holding him to a pitch count and restraining from throwing the 22 year old into the big league rotation just yet. [Related: How good of a starting prospect is Danny Salazar?]
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