The Cleveland Indians will be without Trevor Bauer for at least a few weeks as the starter has been placed on the 10-day disabled list.
Trevor Bauer seems to have a rubber arm. The same cannot be said for his legs.
The first word that came out was that Bauer would be starting this Friday as scheduled. That changed once some more tests were done.
The positives from this are that this is a stress fracture and not a break, along with the fact it isn’t an arm or shoulder injury.
The key will be for Bauer to be honest in his recovery and not try to rush back when the division is already wrapped up.
The pursuit of a Cy Young Award isn’t necessarily in jeopardy right away if Bauer only misses two or three starts. Anything more than that may ultimately end his chances.
But right now the individual awards don’t matter as Bauer is a key piece to this Indians rotation. Hearing this injury news may have given some flashbacks to when Carlos Carrasco was knocked out of the 2016 postseason. The difference here is that Bauer’s diagnosis isn’t as bad. At least not yet.
All we can do now is wait and hope the team actually gives out some accurate timetables. But they are likely still in the dark as to how long it will take Bauer to recover. This doesn’t seem like something that will keep him out of the postseason as long as he lets it heal and there aren’t any complications.
Injuries in August and September are becoming all too familiar for Indians fans. Let’s hope this one heals quickly.