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Trevor Bauer to make major league debut Thursday

Jun 24, 2012, 5:38 PM EDT

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Rather than give Josh Collmenter another spot start, the Diamondbacks will promote top prospect Trevor Bauer in time to start Thursday’s game against the Braves, Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com reports.

Bauer was removed from his start Sunday after 50 pitches, suggesting that the Diamondbacks were looking at it as a tuneup for Thursday’s outing.

The 21-year-old Bauer was the third overall pick in the 2011 draft out of UCLA. He’ll 11-1 with a 2.19 ERA and a 111/46 K/BB ratio in 90 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season. He allowed one run in 2 2/3 innings and struck out five in Sunday’s outing for Reno. Considered by most to be one of the game’s top five pitching prospects, he was scheduled to pitched for the U.S. team at next month’s Futures Game.

Bauer will be taking the place of Joe Saunders, who was DL’d with shoulder inflammation on Saturday. It’s uncertain when he’ll return.

  1. siouxyaya17 - Jun 24, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    #freebauer, can’t wait to watch him Thursday.

  2. rollinghighwayblues - Jun 24, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    I am very excited to see Bauer pitch at the ML level.

  3. j0ey15 - Jun 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    Definite starter on my fantasy squad

  4. kappy32 - Jun 24, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    What does Matt Moore, Trevor Bauer, Stephen Strasburg, and now Trevor Bauer all have in common? They’re 4 of my SP/P in both my fantasy leagues. Keeper leagues as well.

    • CJ - Jun 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

      congratulations! would you like a cookie?

      I’m curious how your competition let you pick up Bauer twice though? That doesn’t seem fair, especially in a keeper league.

  5. riverace19 - Jun 25, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    Kappy:
    Really happy for you. Stop clogging up this thread with your self serving BS.
    I’ve been waiting to say this and I think now is the time:
    That’s a clown comment, bro.

  6. riverace19 - Jun 25, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    And I didn’t even point out the fact that Trevor Bauer is 2 out of the 4 pitchers you mentioned. Go to school.

  7. rickeye9 - Jun 25, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    Bauer outage!!

  8. btwicey - Jun 25, 2012 at 4:25 AM

    Hope he walks 10. (disgruntled fantasy player who’s offer of weaver for Bauer got declined in a dynasty points league)

  9. darthicarus - Jun 25, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Can’t wait for Aug 3-5. Hope Hamels & Bauer pitch one of those games so Cole can welcome Bauer to the bigs with the proper introductory beanball.

    • southpaw2k - Jun 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM

      I think being beaned by Cole Hamels should be part of the permanent hazing process for any highly touted rookie entering the majors.

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