Trevor Bauer may not pitch again this year

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Three days ago The Indians placed starter Trevor Bauer on the 10-day disabled list due to a stress fracture in his right fibula, suffered when he took a line drive off of his right ankle in a game last Saturday.

There was no timetable announced at the time, but today there are signs that the Tribe may have to do without him for the remainder of the year, with Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer writing last night that “the remainder of [Bauer’s] regular season, and perhaps the postseason, could be in jeopardy.” That was not attributed to anyone, and when that happens its often because someone is preparing to deliver some bad news at some point but isn’t quite ready to yet. 

The Indians are not going to be challenged in the AL Central for the rest of the season but not having Bauer would really hurt their chances to make some noise in the postseason. Indeed, Bauer has been among the game’s best starters this season, owning a 2.22 ERA with a 214/56 K/BB ratio in 166 innings.