Trevor Bauer’s last throw for the Indians went over the centerfield wall at Kauffman Stadium.
Cleveland has traded the right-hander to the Cincinnati Reds in a three-team deal that also includes the San Diego Padres, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The Reds are sending Yasiel Puig to the Indians, per Passan, and top prospect Taylor Trammell to the Padres, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. San Diego reliever Logan Allen is being sent to Cleveland, reports Passan. Padres outfielder Franmil Reyes is also going to Cleveland, per Dennis Lin of The Athletic. Cleveland has also received 19-year old infielder Victor Nova (per William Boor of MLB.com) from San Diego and 24-year-old left-hander Scott Moss from Cincinnati (per Jonathan Mayo of MLB Pipeline).
Right-hander Trevor Bauer has been traded to the Cincinnati Reds, sources familiar with the deal tells ESPN. He will move as part of a three-team deal with the San Diego Padres, according to sources.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2019
Per sources, the three-team deal looks like this:— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 31, 2019
Reds get Trevor Bauer (from CLE)
Padres get Taylor Trammell (from CIN)
Indians get Yasiel Puig, Scott Moss (from CIN), Franmil Reyes, Logan Allen, Victor Nova (from SD)
Bauer, 28, was drafted by the Diamonbacks in the first round of the 2011 draft and dealt to the Indians in 2012. In eight big-league seasons (seven with Cleveland), Bauer has been named to one All-Star Game (2018). This season, he is 9-8 with a 3.79 ERA in 24 starts totaling 156.2 innings. He has allowed 76 runs on 127 hits, including 22 homers, while walking 63 batters and striking out 185. Bauer is under contract through 2020, when he is eligible for one final year of arbitration.
Puig, 28, was acquired by the Reds this past offseason after several seasons with the Dodgers, who snagged him in the the 2012 international signing period. While he has been a consistent outfielder, he has only made one All-Star Game appearance (2014) in his career. In 2013, he finished second in the running for Rookie of the Year. This season, he is slashing .255/.305/.480 with 60 RBI on 94 hits, including 22 homers. In 99 games, he has struck out 87 times and walked 23. Puig is on the final year of his contract.
Moments after the trade was announced, Puig remained in the game and made a play in the outfield. Not long after, he was involved in a brawl on the field.
Yeah Puig is currently preoccupied... pic.twitter.com/48Nee0oyni— Roger Cormier (@yayroger) July 31, 2019
Trammell, 21, was the Reds’ first-round pick in 2015. While he has swung a hot bat in the past, he slashed just .236/.350/.338 through 93 Double-A games this year. He has knocked in 33 runs on 74 hits, including half a dozen homers. He has walked 54 times and fanned 85. He will likely remain in the top three spots on San Diego’s top prospect list.
Allen, 22, was drafted by the Red Sox in the eighth round of the 2015 draft. He was sent to the Padres not long after in the Craig Kimbrel trade. He made his big-league debut with San Diego this year, and has since gone 2-3 with a 6.75 ERA in the big leagues after eight appearances, including four starts. He has allowed 20 runs on 32 hits, including four homers, in 25.1 innings. He has also walked 13 batters and struck out 14.
Reyes, 24, was an international signing of San Diego in 2011. He made his big-league debut in 2018. This season, with the Padres, he has slashed .253/.312/.535 with 46 runs knocked in on 80 hits, including a whopping 27 homers. He has also walked 29 times and struck out 94. Reyes remains under contract through 2024.
And just like that — with less than 18 hours until the trade deadline — we have a massive blockbuster deal.
This piece will be updated if additional info is reported.