With the MLB Trade Deadline just hours away, where Trevor Bauer will play his next game remains in question.
But at the very least, the (current) Cleveland Indians starting pitcher knows that he won't have to wait longer than usual for it.
Two days after he made headlines for throwing a ball over the center field wall in the Indians' loss to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, Bauer learned he won't be suspended for the incident, according to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network. The Indians' right-hander will, however, be fined as a result of the toss, which came as he was removed from the contest after surrendering a lead in the fifth inning.
Following the contest, Bauer publicly apologized for his actions.
“I want to say a couple things, first and foremost, I owe a sincere apology to all my teammates, my coaching staff, the organization and all the fans for how I conducted myself today," Bauer told reporters. "It was unbecoming. It was childish, unprofessional. There’s no place for it in the game. Happy that it didn’t result in any physical injury for anybody else. I realize that I put people in danger.
“I want to be clear that my frustrations were with myself and my inability to stop the situation and keep the team in the game. It was not directed at any of my teammates even mind though it came off that way.”
Coincidentally -- or perhaps not -- Bauer was already in the headlines before his viral throw as he has been considered one of the biggest prizes on the market leading up to Wednesday's 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. The 2018 All-Star, however, may ultimately be making his next start with the Tribe after all, with Heyman having also reported that the Indians are now less likely to deal Bauer after posting an MLB-best 17-5 record in July.
No word yet on how much Bauer's fine will cost him.