WATCH: Reds’ Trevor Bauer Tips Pitches To Dodgers’ Matt Beaty In Reference To Astros’ Sign-Stealing
Trevor Bauer
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Several intriguing pitchers took the mound Monday when the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds met at Goodyear Ballpark, but with respect to David Price, Julio Urias and Sonny Gray, Trevor Bauer was both the most entertaining and successful.

After Gray allowed one run on three hits and two walks over 2.2 innings and Brooks Raley recorded the final out the third, Bauer entered for his second Cactus League game of the year. Aside from it coming in the form of a relief appearance, it was different in that Bauer tipped his hand.

With Matt Beaty leading off, Bauer motioned his glove to signal what pitch was coming. He used the traditional glove signs pitchers give a catcher when warming up in the bullpen or between innings.

The at-bat ended with Beaty flying out deep to center field. Bauer’s actions seemingly were in reference to the Houston Astros electronically stealing signs prior to, during and after winning the 2017 World Series.

Bauer has been among the most vocal critics of Astros. Not only for their sign-stealing scandal but also accusing them of going beyond that. Specifically, Bauer has alleged Astros batters used buzzers.

Major League Baseball issued a statement that explained their investigation did not find any evidence to support those claims. That did little to appease Bauer, who additionally has taken aim at MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.

He also drew the ire of Justin Turner when referring to the World Series trophy as a piece of metal. Turner gave an impassioned interview about why he disagreed with that viewpoint, and Manfred later apologized for the remark.

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