Yasiel Puig

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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Ian Kinsler throws away Red Sox' chance for Game 3 World Series victory over Dodgers

Ian Kinsler throws away Red Sox' chance for Game 3 World Series victory over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- Ian Kinsler’s not the one who’s supposed to make such a gaffe.

He and the Red Sox had victory in their grasp in the bottom of the 13th inning in Game 3 of the World Series Friday night at Dodger Stadium, holding a 2-1 lead after plating a run in the top of the frame. 

With a runner on second and two down, Yasiel Puig hit a hot shot back up the middle that Kinsler handled with a backhand. As he made the throw, some soft turf at Dodger Stadium gave way under him and he was off balance. The throw was well up the first base line and allowed the Dodgers to tie at 2-2. The Dodgers won five innings later.

“I lost my footing a little bit, but right there I was trying to keep the ball in with a guy on second base, try not to let that ball go up the middle,” Kinsler said. “I overran it a little bit, and then when I planted to turn to throw, the turf kind of gave way in the act of throwing, and just sailed it wide. I just had the last out in my glove, and couldn’t get it over there. It was tough to swallow.”

Nate Eovaldi was on the mound at the time pitched the rest of the game, until he allowed a walk-off homer to Max Muncy in the 18th.

“I feel terrible. I feel terrible for Nate,” Kinsler said. “I feel like I let the team down right there.”

Eovaldi tried to comfort Kinsler.

“He owned up to it. He apologized to me and I told him he had nothing to apologize for,” Eovaldi said. “We're a team. I know you got my back and I've got his and it's a team effort, it's not just one guy.”

Kinsler also had a tough night on the base paths, getting thrown out at home in the 10th after entering as a pinch runner for J.D. Martinez. (Kinsler was nearly picked off first base and also nearly over ran third base in the same inning.)

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