Trevor Bauer issues apology to ESPN for criticizing reports of injury recovery process

The Indians starting pitcher tweeted out a video on Monday

Ben Fontana
August 21, 2018 - 10:59 am

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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer is currently on the 10-day disabled list with a small stress fracture in his right leg.

According to team president Chris Antonetti, Bauer is expected to be out a 'few weeks,' but the team expects his arm to stay conditioned.

During his team recovering from the injury, there have been reports of his recovery process, by big networks like ESPN and The MLB Network.

But one tweet got Bauer 'pissed off.'

Following up, Bauer apologized that he directed his aggression to ESPN.

He clarified it in this video.

“Two days ago, a fake tweet surfaced regarding my recovery timetable and process, and it was brought to my attention by friends and followers on Twitter that the tweet was aired on MLB Network and ESPN and wrongly attributed to me. Over the last two days, ESPN has diligently searched their records and broadcasts for any sign of the fake tweet and has found nothing, so it appears the information I was given and what I believed to have seen was wrong and ESPN never aired the fake tweet. As spreading misinformation that damages people’s reputations is what I was originally angry about, I wanted to set the record straight and apologize to ESPN for wrongly accusing them of broadcasting this misinformation.”

Bauer has been on the mend, and as recently as last week, was seen tossing from his knees at 100 feet to an Indians trainer in the rain at Progressive Field.

Bauer will be back before the team’s 4-to-6 week timetable if he has anything to do it. The Indians know that, and they will do their damnedest to make sure that their Cy Young candidate’s damnedest is not too much for his leg to bear.

You can read more about Bauer's recovery process here.