Trevor Bauer was rumored to be headed for one of the Red Sox' American League rivals in a trade following his ball-tossing tantrum over the weekend.
Bauer isn't going to the Astros or Yankees and he's staying in Ohio. ESPN's Jeff Passan reports that wild-card contending Cleveland (62-44) will send the right-hander, 28, who is 9-8 with a 3.79 ERA this season, to the Cincinnati Reds, who sit near the bottom of the National League Central in fourth place at 49-55.
Right-hander Trevor Bauer has been traded to the Cincinnati Reds, sources familiar with the deal tells ESPN. He will move as part of a three-team deal with the San Diego Padres, according to sources.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2019
The trade is part of a three-way deal that will send slugger Yasiel Puig from the Reds to the Indians, who are in need of offense as they compete with the Red Sox and others for a wild-card spot.
Left-hander Logan Allen is going to Cleveland as part of the three-way deal for Trevor Bauer, according to a source.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2019
Other pieces known so far:
- Bauer to Cincinnati
- Yasiel Puig to Cleveland
- OF prospect Taylor Trammell to San Diego
Puig may be facing an MLB-imposed suspension for his role in a bench-clearing brawl with the Pirates on Tuesday night that was his last official act with the Reds.
Multiple outlets have joined Passan in reporting the deal, including MLB Network's Mark Feinsand:
Per sources, the three-team deal looks like this:— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 31, 2019
Reds get Trevor Bauer (from CLE)
Padres get Taylor Trammell (from CIN)
Indians get Yasiel Puig, Scott Moss (from CIN), Franmil Reyes, Logan Allen, Victor Nova (from SD)
Bauer's volatility may have made the Yankees' shy away, according to USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale.
The #Yankees had strong interest in Trevor Bauer, but there was a lot of mixed opinions whether to bring him aboard.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2019
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