Jake Bauers’ Situation with the Indians Has Gotten More Complicated

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There’s very little clarity with baseball right now, from when it returns to how it’ll look when it returns. Heck, we still don’t know for sure if it’s going to return. The entire outlook gets foggier as the days go by.

Yet, somehow, despite very little development taking place with the 2020 season, Jake Bauers’ situation has become more complicated than it initially appeared in March.

Back then, the Cleveland Indians outfielder was facing two very clear paths.

The concept of a second spring training appeared to give him an opportunity to grab a roster spot which was escaping his grip in February. If the unexpected second chance didn’t pan out, no worries, he could just work on his new plate approach in the minors until Cleveland called him up.

Bauers’ paths have since become littered with potholes.

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Casey Drottar is an Cleveland Indians writer for Sports Illustrated. Subscribe to his podcast, or follow him on Twitter and Facebook


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