Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer, you may recall, has a drone. He built it himself and spent some time flying it around the Indians’ spring training facility last year, which resulted in Major League Baseball grounding it.
Bauer was flying the drone recently and got it stuck in a tree. He had some trouble getting it down, as he captured in a series of tweets:
The Indians opened up a three-game series in Kansas City against the Royals on Monday night.
When he hasn’t been flying drones, Bauer has been solid on the mound for the Indians. Initially relegated to bullpen duty, the right-hander has been terrific in his return to the rotation. Overall, he has a 3.36 ERA with a 97/38 K/BB ratio in 107 innings.
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Mesoraco was already out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder back in May. The backstop also had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip last year.
Just more bad luck for Mesoraco, who turned 28 years old last month. He hasn’t been able to complete a full, healthy season since coming into the league in 2011. He broke out in 2014, batting .273/.359/.534 with 25 home runs and 80 RBI in 440 plate appearances, but stepped to the plate only 51 times last year and 55 times this year before being sidelined.
The Reds will continue to go with Tucker Barnhart and Ramon Cabrera behind the plate.
If you’re a person who has participated in society at all over the last two weeks, you’ve likely heard of Pokémon Go, a new augmented reality game based on the popular Pokémon series by Nintendo. By utilizing players’ GPS and cameras from their phones, the game allows players to find and catch Pokémon, such as Pikachu, as if it were in real life.
While some have been critical of the game because it keeps people glued to their phones and distracted, it has also encouraged lots of people to go outside and socialize, something that has been a major criticism of video games in the past. Everyone has gotten in on the fun, including Angels outfielder Mike Trout, as Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reported this past Friday as the Angels hosted the White Sox:
Apparently, there’s also a gym in center field at Angel Stadium, which is good news for Trout. (A gym is where players can send their Pokémon out to battle those of players on another team. There are three teams: Valor, Mystic, and Instinct.)