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Indians call up Bauer, option Hagadone to Columbus

Indians call up Bauer, option Hagadone to Columbus
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Today the Cleveland Indians announced that right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer has been recalled from Triple-A Columbus and will make a spot start tonight against the Phillies. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Indians have optioned left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone to Columbus.

Bauer is making his second start for Cleveland after making his American League debut on Saturday, April 6 in Tampa Bay when he took the loss. In that start he went 5.0 innings and allowed three runs on two hits, seven walks and had two strikeouts.  Since that start he has returned to Columbus and made three starts and is 1-0 with a 2.50 ERA. In 18.0 innings he has allowed five runs (all earned), 15 hits, six walks, had 24 strikeouts and a .242 average against.  He averaged 3.0 walks per 9.0 innings pitched and fanned 14.4 batters per 9.0 innings pitched.

Hagadone returns to Columbus after going 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA in eight relief outings in Cleveland. He was an unfortunate victim of a numbers game with a strong Major League bullpen and a lack of other options aside from right-hander Cody Allen that the club could option out.

After an off day on Thursday, Bauer is expected to be optioned back to Columbus on Friday and outfielder Michael Bourn is expected to be activated from the disabled list.

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User Comments

May 2, 2013 - 10:37 AM EDT
Tony I am beginning to wonder if Michael Bourn may have severed a nerve in his finger i always thought that 5 stiches at the end of the fingers is quite a gash and he doesnt seem to be healing from a fairly inoculous laceration. The entire body has nerve endings everywhere and i know the meat of the finger tip is painful to accidently cut lets hope this is just stubborn healing process and not nerve damage. Remember Adam Miller was an inoculous blister initially and look what developed from what was thought to be minor blister. I hate to throw rain on what is a fun time for the indians and they are much deeper than in years past however this sure doesnt on the surface look good.
May 1, 2013 - 5:12 PM EDT
In a perfect world, Albers is the one sent packing as he is the weakest link in the pen. But the only way to get rid of him right now is to DFA him. Indians are not ready to do that with him yet, especially in light of his scary personal situation which would make them look very bad for doing so right now.
May 1, 2013 - 5:10 PM EDT
we must have the premier bull pen in baseball if hagadone isnt good enough to stick with our team. I am not saying we dont have good pen and deep pen but hagedone is lights out LH releiver who is strike out pitcher. to not have him for 10 games due to the 10 day limit of assignment to c-bus. I am not sure i agree withthem keeping the the other lefty but he has a lil more experience that hagedone but the pen better keep it s below 3 point era collectively and better hope that the wheels dont come off any time in the next 10 days. i lik e having 2 lefties in the bullpen maybe even three if one is specialist.

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