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Trevor Bauer is back pitching at Triple-A after shut down

Aug 8, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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Arizona shut down Trevor Bauer for two weeks in an effort to keep his workload in check and give him some rest, but the top prospect and No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 draft is back to pitching at Triple-A.

And he tossed six shutout innings in his return Monday, striking out five.

In addition to the time off Steve Gilbert of reports that the Diamondbacks “have preached to him” the importance of being more efficient with his pitches, which makes sense considering his shaky control. Last night he needed just 80 pitches to record 18 outs and walked two batters, and Gilbert also notes that Bauer’s fastball topped out at 96 miles per hour.

  1. ajcardsfan - Aug 8, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Glad to see he’s back on track, I think he’ll be a star pitcher in the majors one of these days. I think give him another year to nail down his mechanics and maybe get any jitters that are left, out.

  2. kcrockett1 - Aug 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    a day late, Gleeman

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