Trevor Bauer unlikely to face punishment for suspicious baseballs?
Trevor Bauer is already making headlines in his first month as a Dodger. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers' Trevor Bauer unlikely to face punishment for suspicious baseballs?

Eyes were raised on Thursday when reports surfaced that Major League Baseball had collected multiple baseballs thrown by Los Angeles Dodgers ace and reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer during Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics. 

While some immediately presumed Bauer could be accused of doctoring the baseballs that were allegedly sticky and/or covered in markings, ESPN's Alden Gonzalez tweeted it's more likely nothing will come of the matter: 

On Thursday evening, Bauer denied any wrongdoing via Twitter and referenced that MLB is gathering baseballs over the first few weeks of the season in an overall attempt to prevent pitchers from potentially altering balls to make them harder to see and hit: 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts defended his starter on Friday: 

Buster Olney of ESPN also criticized the handling of the Bauer story:

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