Trevor Bauer reached a significant career milestone Wednesday, receiving 27 of 30 first-place votes for the NL Cy Young to become the first Cincinnati Reds pitcher in franchise history to achieve the feat. It was also the first time he had won the award, so he decided to post a “life update” on Twitter.
Bauer posted a video updating his Twitter bio, adding in “NL Cy Young winner” next to his name. He also started selling T-shirts with “Cy Bauer” written across the chest. Some of the proceeds for those shirts will go to the Reds Community Fund.
The Reds’ free agent starter went 5-4 with an NL-best 1.73 ERA and 0.795 WHIP during the shortened 2020 season. He beat out fellow finalists Yu Darvish and Jacob deGrom for the NL Cy Young to set himself up for a big payday in free agency.
An avid Twitter user, Bauer decided to have some fun in how he acknowledged winning the coveted award.