CLEVELAND -- After winning his offseason arbitration case by more than he expected to, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has opted to begin a charitable campaign.
And it's nice.
On Wednesday, Bauer, who will be paid $6,525,000 this season, announced his upcoming '69 Days of Giving' operation, which will run through his new website, BauerOutage.com. Bauer will donate increments of $420.69 to different charities for 68 days, before giving $69,420.69 to a secret charity of his choosing on the 69th and final day.
In typical Bauer fashion, the 27-year-old made the announcement with a quirky video, which happened to also feature him playing with one of his infamous drones.
1) My website is finally live! Check it out here: https://t.co/7ienyNJSrI 2) This is the official announcement for 69 days of giving, a charitable giving campaign I will be running this season! Help me help your favorite cause! https://t.co/ZXUf3Rdm9l pic.twitter.com/YsrG3P0sri— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) March 28, 2018
Bauer told Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan that he came up with '69 Days of Giving' after receiving more in arbitration than anticipated this offseason. After initially asking for a nice, high salary of $6,420,969.69, he wound up with more than $104,000 more than that, leading to his newfound charitable cause.
Entering his fifth season with the Indians, Bauer is coming off a career year in 2017, in which he earned a career-best 17-9 record to go along with 196 strikeouts and a .419 ERA.