Cleveland Indians confirm pitcher Trevor Bauer traded to Cincinnati Reds for Yasiel Puig, others as part of 3-team deal

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is packing his bags and headed to Cincinnati.

ESPN sports writer Jeff Passan broke the news on Twitter:

The Cleveland Indians confirmed the trade in a press release on Wednesday morning.

“Over the last several weeks, we explored the trade market in an effort to enhance our competitive position, both by supplementing our Major League roster and infusing young talent into the organization,” said Cleveland Indians President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti. “We appreciate Trevor’s contributions to the organization in his time with us and while it’s never easy to part with a player of his caliber, we feel we’ve traded from an area of depth to help bolster our Major League club for this year and the foreseeable future.

The news comes two days after Bauer chucked a baseball over the center field wall in Kansas City, after he was taken out of the game for giving up multiple runs.

Bauer joined the Tribe in 2012, and was named an All-Star in 2018.

This year was a different story, as Bauer slipped to a 9-8 record and made several overtures about wanting out of the organization.

Puig took to Twitter to say goodbye to Cincinnati and hello to Cleveland:

And spoke to Fox Sports Ohio:

19 News also got fan reaction following the trade:

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