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Trevor Bauer spent his weekend as a math tutor on Twitter


For those who aren’t busy seeking new clubs and representation, the offseason is a time to let loose. Anthony Rizzo, Dexter Fowler, and David Ross made cameos in a couple of Saturday Night Live sketches. Hunter Pence attended BlizzCon, an annual video games convention in Anaheim. Felix Hernandez took his family to South Africa for a safari in Kruger National Park.

Indians’ right-hander Trevor Bauer, meanwhile, spent Friday night tutoring one of his Twitter followers in math. They started chatting about Bauer’s drone — how much it cost, where he flies it, and so on — and eventually got around to an upcoming math test.

While Bauer jumped in with a succinct explanation of slope intercept form, the conversation sparked other responses from followers who were similarly stumped by their math homework. (It should be noted that Bauer majored in mechanical engineering at UCLA.)

Tutoring may not be as lucrative a profession as throwing baseballs for the Indians, but you can add it to the list of things Bauer does really well.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.