CLEVELAND (AP) — Jake Bauers ran out of probabilities with the Indians. The Mariners are giving him one other one. Much less…
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jake Bauers ran out of probabilities with the Indians. The Mariners are giving him one other one.
Lower than every week after Cleveland designated the primary baseman/outfielder for task, Bauers was traded Thursday to Seattle for a participant to be named or money.
Bauers, who by no means produced offensively the way in which the Indians wanted, instantly went into the Mariners’ beginning lineup for a day recreation in Detroit. He’ll be again in Cleveland on Friday when Seattle opens a three-game collection.
Bauers was given the Indians’ beginning job to open the season regardless of being outplayed by Bobby Bradley in coaching camp as a result of he was out of minor league choices.
Bauers batted simply .190 with six RBIs in 43 video games earlier than the Indians designated him for task final weekend and recalled Bradley, who already has a homer and 4 hits in 10 at-bats since arising.
With first baseman Evan White out with a hip damage, the Mariners are hoping Bauers can produce. He’ll fill in at first whereas White, who will start a rehab task at Triple-A Tacoma, works his manner again after which probably be used within the outfield.
Mariners supervisor Scott Servais thinks a change of surroundings might assist Bauers, who is a superb fielder however has struggled on the plate.
“It takes some gamers longer to determine it out the large league stage, and typically it’s a coach, it’s simply being in a distinct uniform that may in some way flip the swap and permits that participant to take off and loosen up,” Servais stated earlier than Thursday’s recreation. “It occurs to a number of gamers, yearly in our recreation and occurred to me in my profession.
“You get a possibility to play a little bit bit, folks take a look at you a little bit bit in a different way, they see it via a distinct lens and possibly they’ll unlock one thing. Hopefully that’s what we are able to do with Jake.”
The 25-year-old Bauers was acquired by Cleveland from Tampa Bay in a three-team deal in 2018. He didn’t play for the Indians in 2020, spending the abbreviated season on the membership’s alternate coaching website.
In 160 video games over two seasons, Bauers batted .218 with 14 homers and 49 RBIs for the Indians.
AP Sports activities Author Tim Sales space in Seattle contributed to this report.
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