Video: Frustrated Trevor Bauer hurls baseball from pitcher’s mound over center field fence

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Indians starter Trevor Bauer had a forgettable Sunday afternoon, serving up eight runs in 4 1/3 innings to the Royals. Seven of those runs were earned on nine hits and four walks. His performance today ties his season-high for runs allowed, as he also allowed eight runs (seven earned) to the White Sox on May 6.

When manager Terry Francona came out to the mound to take Bauer out of the game, the frustrated right-hander crow-hopped and chucked the baseball over the fence in center field. A perplexed Francona can be seen asking Bauer, “What the f— is wrong with you?” Bauer seemed apologetic as he walked off the mound towards the dugout.

Bauer’s ERA is up to 3.79 on the season. He has struck out 185 and walked a major league-high 63 in 156 2/3 innings.

This is troublesome for the Indians because the club may pursue trading Bauer despite being only two games out of first place in the AL Central. Bauer’s struggles on the mound persisted, but he compounded that by showing that he isn’t able to control his emotions. Not that there was any doubt about that considering he spent days — days, plural — on Twitter harassing a woman who simply said she didn’t like him.

Bauer could be fined and/or suspended for his actions. The Indians may also punish him themselves.

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Update (5:42 PM ET): As he began to speak to the media after Sunday’s game, Bauer issued an apology, per MLB.com’s Mandy Bell. He called his actions “unbecoming, “childish,” and “unprofessional.”

Source: Aaron Judge, Yankees reach $360M, 9-year deal

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Aaron Judge has agreed to return to the New York Yankees on a $360 million, nine-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday because the deal had not been announced.

Judge will earn $40 million per season, the highest average annual payout for a position player. The contract trails only Mike Trout’s $426.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels and Mookie Betts’ $365 million pact with the Los Angeles Dodgers for biggest in baseball history.

Judge was offered a long-term deal by New York before last season that was worth $213.5 million over seven years from 2023-29. But he turned it down in the hours before opening day in April.

The 6-foot-7 Judge bet on himself — and won.

Judge set an American League record with 62 homers in 2022, powering the Yankees to the AL East title. He also tied for the major league lead with 131 RBIs and just missed a Triple Crown with a .311 batting average.

New York was swept by Houston in the AL Championship Series, but Judge became the first AL MVP for the Yankees since Alex Rodriguez in 2007.

Judge, 30, was selected by New York in the first round of the 2013 amateur draft and made his big league debut in 2016, homering in his first at-bat.

A year later, he was one of baseball’s breakout stars. He hit .284 with 52 homers and 114 RBIs in 2017, winning the AL Rookie of the Year award. The four-time All-Star has 220 homers and 497 RBIs in seven big league seasons.