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Bauers Goes Down with an Ankle Sprain; Freeman to Start Monday’s Game in Left Field

CLEVELAND – The Indians will be without the services of Jake Bauers for tonight’s game against the Royals at Progressive Field after he went down with an injury during batting practice.

The team announced that Bauers is out with a left ankle sprain. The Indians outfielder/first basemen injured the ankle while fielding a fly ball during batting practice.

Bauers is hitting .224 this season with nine homers and 28 runs batted in. He’s played in 73 of the 77 games the Tribe has played so far in 2019.

Mike Freeman will take Bauers’ spot in left field for Monday night’s game.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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  1. Walker

    June 24, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Could this injury be leading to a trade?

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