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Report: Trevor Bauer will be fined for hurling ball over fence

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On Sunday, Indians starter Trevor Bauer had a forgettable outing against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium, serving up eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits and four walks with six strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. As manager Terry Francona walked to the mound to take Bauer out of the game, the right-hander turned around and hurled the baseball over the center field fence in frustration. Francona was not happy.

Major League Baseball is not happy, either. Jon Heyman reports that Bauer will be fined for the incident. The amount of the fine is not yet known, but Bauer is not expected to be suspended.

Per The Athletic’s Zack Meisel, Francona is considering further discipline for Bauer but will run it by president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti and GM Mike Chernoff first. Francona said, “I don’t want this to be his legacy. This kid’s a good pitcher.”

I have a feeling something else will be Bauer’s legacy.

Carlos Martínez underwent ‘small procedure’ on right shoulder

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Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak confirmed on Sunday, to KMOX/1120 AM and StlToday.com, that pitcher Carlos Martínez underwent a “small procedure” to address discomfort in his right shoulder and encourage healing as well as a platelet-rich plasma injection.

Martínez, 28, began experiencing shoulder issues in 2018 which impacted his ability to pitch deep into games. Upon his return from the injured list in late August that year, the club moved him into the bullpen. He remained in the bullpen for 2019, making his season debut in May, and had a successful year, racking up 24 saves with a 3.17 ERA and a 53/18 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings.

Martínez wants to start again and the Cardinals have said they will afford him the opportunity. He is expected to be on track to participate in spring training as usual.