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Indians place Scott Kazmir on DL, call up Trevor Bauer

Apr 4, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

Trevor Bauer AP

Scott Kazmir‘s comeback is on hold because of an abdominal strain that has him headed to the disabled list and the Indians announced that top prospect Trevor Bauer will be called up from Triple-A to take his place in the rotation Saturday.

Bauer was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 draft, almost immediately fell out of favor with the Diamondbacks, and was traded to the Indians this winter in the three-team swap involving Shin-Soo Choo.

He was optioned to Triple-A on March 21, but won’t get a chance to actually make a start there and will instead make his Indians debut versus the Rays. It’s possible that Cleveland would have chosen Carlos Carrasco over Bauer to make the fill-in starts, but Carrasco is serving a six-game suspension.

Kazmir is expected to miss 2-3 starts, but by the time he’s ready to join the rotation Bauer may have grabbed hold of a spot for good.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Apr 4, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Have to think Kazmir may not be able to rebound from this.

    At least not with Cleveland.

  2. bryceharpersmojo - Apr 4, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    I am excite!

  3. teruw0 - Apr 4, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    松坂じゃないのか?

    • yahmule - Apr 4, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      Oh, that’s your answer to everything.

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 4, 2013 at 7:07 PM

        I googled it. It didn’t help.

        I think it’s Manny Ramirez and he just posted on the wrong thread.

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 4, 2013 at 7:08 PM

        Actually….

        Google Translate nailed it:

        Matsuzaka Is not?

  4. thomas844 - Apr 4, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Wild Thing! You make my heart sing!

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