PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers on Friday said rookie phenom Trevor Bauer's struggles in the majors were probably for the best and called the 21-year-old's brief big league stint a "wakeup call."
Bauer made four starts after a June 28 callup, three of which saw him last no more than four innings and lack command. He was sent back to Triple-A Reno with a 1-2 record and a 6.06 ERA.
Towers appeared on FOX Sports Arizona's "Diamondbacks Live!" pregame show and addressed Bauer's time in the majors.
"Breaking into the big leagues is real tough," Towers said. "Probably the best thing that could have happened to him did happen. I think it was probably a wakeup call right there, and I think the next time is going to me a much better time and I think we'll see hopefully great success out of him."
While in the majors, Bauer took some criticism for a perceived unwillingness to adjust to major league hitters. Bauer said he pitches to his strengths, rather than weaknesses...