CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians traded first baseman Jake Bauers to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday for a participant to be named or money.
Bauers was given Cleveland’s beginning job regardless of being outplayed by Bobby Bradley in coaching camp as a result of he was out of minor league choices. Bauers batted simply .190 with six RBIs in 43 video games earlier than the Indians designated him for task final weekend and recalled Bradley.
Bauers is predicted to hitch the Mariners for Thursday’s sport in Detroit, and he’ll be again in Cleveland on Friday when Seattle opens a three-game sequence.
The 25-year-old Bauers was acquired by Cleveland from Tampa Bay in a three-team deal in 2018.
Bauers didn’t play for the Indians in 2020, spending the abbreviated season on the membership’s alternate coaching website.
In 160 video games over two seasons, Bauers batted .218 with 14 homers and 49 RBIs for the Indians.