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Indians calling up Trevor Bauer

May 16, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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Cleveland demoted Danny Salazar to Triple-A this morning and manager Terry Francona just announced that they’ll be replacing him in the rotation with another high-upside young right-hander in Trevor Bauer.

Bauer has struggled in the majors, but the former No. 3 overall pick has some of the best raw stuff of any prospect in baseball and pitched very well in a one-start call-up last month. He’s also thrived at Triple-A with a 2.15 ERA and 44/14 K/BB ratio in 46 innings.

At some point the Indians obviously want Bauer and Salazar together atop the rotation for many years to come, but in the meantime demoting Salazar for some early rough patches gives them a chance to evaluate Bauer. If he throws strikes, he could stick around this time.

  1. doctornature - May 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Didn’t he just give up 4 homers in his last AAA start?

    • takemytalentstosoutheuclid - May 16, 2014 at 6:04 PM

      yep

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

      Yes, but he faces Detroit and Baltimore in his first two starts, so that shouldn’t be an issue.
      :/

      • clemente2 - May 16, 2014 at 8:21 PM

        I like the crinkly face.

    • bcamp15 - May 18, 2014 at 10:55 PM

      Not just 4 in last start, he did it in 1 inning to 4 of 5 batters… In a row. I was at the game and coming off the mound he had to ask carlin if it was 4 or 5. Should be fun Tuesday.

  2. blabidibla - May 16, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    2.15 mark over seven outings at Triple-A. 14 walks over 46 innings. I think he’s ready.

  3. ch0psuey - May 16, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    I only hope he brings his white-boy rap to the bigs when he comes back up.

  4. aziceman - May 17, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Any word on the attitude problems that wore out his welcome in Arizona?

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