Posted on December 11, 2012 at 6:32 PM
Bauer was sent to the Indians on Tuesday in the three-way trade between Arizona, Cleveland and Cincinnati. The Reds got Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald, the Diamondbacks got Didi Gregorius, Tony Sipp and Lars Anderson, and the Indians got Bauer, Drew Stubbs, Bryan Shaw and Matt Albers.
ROTOWIRE FANTASY ANALYSIS
Bauer was a disappointment at the big league level to be sure, but this is a really nice addition for the Indians, who desperately needed a young power arm in the organization. If you believe at all in "buy-low, sell-high," you have to like seeing the Indians acquire Gregorius and flip him for Bauer. Bauer has a clear shot in the rotation, something he didn't have in Arizona.