Trevor Bauer lost his drone and he really wants it back

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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.

Jesus Luzardo beats Marlins in salary arbitration

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Pitcher Jesus Luzardo became the second player in two days to beat the Miami Marlins in salary arbitration and was awarded $2.45 million.

Miami had argued for $2.1 million during a hearing Thursday before a panel of John Stout, Melinda Gordon and Richard Bloch.

AL batting champion Luis Arraez, an All-Star infielder acquired by the Marlins from Minnesota last month, was awarded a $6.1 million salary on Thursday rather than the team’s $5 million figure.

Luzardo, a 25-year-old left-hander, was 4-7 with a 3.32 ERA in 18 starts last year, striking out 120 and walking 35 in 100 1/3 innings. He is 13-18 with a 3.59 ERA in 45 starts and 16 relief appearances over four big league seasons.

Luzardo made $715,000 last season and was eligible for arbitration for the first time. He can become a free agent after the 2026 season.

Players have won two of three decisions this year, with about 20 more scheduled for hearings.

Seattle defeated Diego Castillo in the first decision this year on Wednesday, and the relief pitcher will get a raise to $2.95 million rather than his request of $3,225,000.

A decision is being held for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Hunter Renfroe, whose case was argued Monday.