Rotowire: Sep 25 / 8:30a ET
News: Bauer gave up four runs on eight hits over 4.1 innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Royals.
Impact: He struck out a pair and walked three, needing 83 pitches to record 13 outs prior to his departure. Bauer showed improved in his first prolonged opportunity in Cleveland this year, pushing his strikeout rate from 13.6 percent to 21.6 percent while lowering his walk rate from 19.8 percent to 9.1 percent. He should have an inside track to one of the final spots in the rotation to begin 2015 after racking up 153 innings at the big league level this season.