WASHINGTON – From his unique training regimen to his scientific approach to pitching to his polarizing personality, Trevor Bauer may be the most misunderstood player in baseball. Bauer's personality, charitably described as “unique,” can have a tendency to rub people the wrong way. But the one that's the easiest to understand about him: he's an All-Star. “I'm me. Like me. Love me. Hate me. Whatever,” he says. “Hopefully, you just remember who I was.” This season, he's been hard to forget. The Cleveland Indians right-hander ranks second in the American League in ERA (2.24), third in strikeouts (175) and third in Wins Above Replacement (4.5). He's one of the main reasons the Indians are 7½ games
Encarnacion isn't dealing with a serious injury after being hit by a pitch in the wrist/hand area during the Indians' 5-2 win over the Yankees on Sunday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press. "A huge sigh of relief," manager Terry Francona, referring to the news of Encarnacion's injury. The Indians haven't provided any specifics regarding the extent of the injury Encarnacion sustained when he was beaned in an eighth-inning at-bat, but Francona's comments suggest X-rays cleared the slugger of any structural damage to the hand. Encarnacion may be experiencing some soreness or swelling, but he'll have four full days to recuperate before the Indians begin their post-All-Star-break schedule Friday
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is fast approaching on July 31 and the Cleveland Indians are positioned to be buyers on what could be a very active trade market. Cleveland's needs are clear: an arm (or two) to solidify the bullpen and a hitter (preferably right-handed) that can play in right field or center. The Indians have been rumored to be in the mix for high-profile players such as Baltimore's Manny Machado, as well as under-the-radar types such as Orioles reliever Mychal Givens.
The average monthly salary in Double-A is about $3,000. The season runs five months. So, which of the jobs is the true side gig?