|Bats / Throws||Left / Left|
|Date of Birth||10/6/1995|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 195 lbs|
|From||Newport Beach, CA|
|Drafted||2013 - Rd 7|
Bauers was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.
Bauers is hitting just .185 with a .520 OPS and 30.1 percent strikeout rate in 18 games since the All-Star break, prompting the Indians to send him back to the minors to free up a roster spot for Yasiel Puig, who was acquired from the Reds via trade Tuesday. He'll look to smooth out some kinks in the minors before likely returning to the majors later in the season.
Bauers is not in the lineup Thursday against the Astros.
Bauers has started 15 consecutive games, slashing .200/.290/.255 with a 30.6 strikeout rate during that stretch. Tyler Naquin is starting in left field in his place Thursday.