Trevor Bauer

MLB Power Rankings: Post-trade deadline edition

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MLB Power Rankings: Post-trade deadline edition

The 2019 MLB trade deadline has come and gone.

Some teams, such as the Astros, Indians, and Cubs, had themselves a busy week as they addressed some of their glaring needs. Others, such as the Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers, kept quiet despite the holes in their roster.

So, what kind of ripple effect did those moves — or lack-thereof — have on the rest of the league? Here’s how all 30 teams stack up after the deadline. . .

Report: Indians send Trevor Bauer to Reds in trade, get Yasiel Puig

Report: Indians send Trevor Bauer to Reds in trade, get Yasiel Puig

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.

Think again.

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. 

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.

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:

Bauer's volatility may have made the Yankees' shy away, according to USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale.

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MLB rumors: Top AL contender has inquired about Indians RHP Trevor Bauer

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MLB rumors: Top AL contender has inquired about Indians RHP Trevor Bauer

The Houston Astros are runaway leaders in the AL West and perennial contenders but that hasn't stopped them from trying to improve as the trade deadline closes in tomorrow.

Already rumored to be "engaged" in trade talks for San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, Houston is reportedly now inquiring about Cleveland Indians' right-hander Trevor Bauer, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network and FOX Sports.

Bauer, 28, is 9-8 with a 3.79 ERA in a major league-leading 156 2/3 innings pitched for the Indians and made news over the weekend with by chucking a ball over the center field fence as he was removed after a rough outing (eight runs on nine hits and four walks with six strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings) against the Royals and drawing the ire of Cleveland manager Terry Francona.

Bauer apologized after the game and called his actions “unbecoming, “childish,” and “unprofessional.” He was fined an undisclosed amount by the Indians and MLB.

Despite Cleveland being in wild-card contention, Bauer's tantrum and quirky reputation have led to speculation that the Indians might move him. The Yankees, as always with any big-name pitcher, have been mentioned, including by MLB Network's Jon Heyman, as a possible destination. The Astros interest is curious because Bauer reportedly doesn't get along with his former UCLA teammate, Houston right-hander Gerrit Cole. 

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