A Cleveland Indians fan (Twitter user @GVartwork) uploaded a picture of former Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer that has now gone viral.
The ominous photo shows Bauer attending Wednesday night’s home game at Progressive Field versus the Houston Astros… The only problem is that he was dressed in street clothes, and standing with fans in the stands... Another problem is that it was AFTER he had been traded to the Cincinnati Reds.
In one of the creepiest photos you’ll ever see without full context, you can see Bauer standing with a backpack on, coldly staring out onto the field with no expression from the outfield stands.
The fans in Bauer’s section look astonished to see the former beloved Indians player in attendance just hours after being shipped to Cincinnati, as dozens peer at the emotionless Bauer like they had just seen a ghost.
Bauer then took photos with fans and signed some autographs.
From having to exit a playoff game because of injuries suffered from a 'drone accident', calling out Astros pitchers for doctoring baseballs, openly engaging in 'Twitter Wars' with users, to throwing a baseball over the center field fence after giving up a home run, he’ll certainly go down as one of the most interesting players in Indians history.
Bauer was drafted and brought up through the Arizona Diamondbacks organization through his rookie season, but had been a member of the resurgent Indians the last seven years, going 67-53, with a 3.92 ERA that was highlighted by an All-Star season in 2018 when he posted a 2.21 ERA and finished 6th in American League Cy Young voting.
Bauer was traded to the Reds Wednesday morning in a three-team trade including the Padres, that netted the Indians Yasiel Puig and Scott Moss.
Bauer will be arbitration eligible after this season and a free agent after the 2020 season.