While the world drones on, Trevor Bauer doesn’t appear to be flying high.
Bauer received “several” stitches in his right pinky finger, according to Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com. Jordan Bastian of MLB reported that Bauer was repairing one of his drones on Thursday night that lead to the injury.
Because the injury is to Bauer’s throwing hand, he will not be starting game two of the ALCS on Saturday, but rather, will be starting game three in Toronto.
Bauer started game one of the ALDS against the Red Sox, where he went 4.2 innings and gave up three runs on zero walks, six hits, and struck out six.
For an injury-ridden Cleveland team, Bauer’s injury came at a time where manager Terry Francona is shuffling the rotation to accommodate said injuries and changes to the rotation.
Hopefully for Cleveland, this outage won’t last too long.