Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer reportedly has been fined by Major League Baseball for a tantrum that took place from the mound at Kansas City on Sunday. The amount of the fine has not been disclosed.
MLB Network reported Bauer will not be suspended. Indians manager Terry Francona is planning to discuss the incident with team president Chris Antonetti and general manager Mike Chernoff after the trade deadline.
"To be honest with you, I need to figure out what I consider is proper and respectful," Francona told reporters Tuesday. "I would never do something without Chris and Chernie's input. I thought they were so busy that it just wasn't right to put that on their plate.
"So there will be a time to get to that. After they hear from the league, and after they get a chance to settle down a little bit, we can discuss exactly what's right as we move forward."
Bauer launched the ball over the center field fence as Francona approached the mound in the fifth inning to remove the 28-year-old from Sunday's game, which the Royals went on to win 9-6. Bauer allowed seven earned runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings
He later apologized for his actions after the game, terming them "childish" and "unprofessional."
The incident occurred after Kansas City's Nicky Lopez's two-run single gave the Royals a 7-5 lead. Bauer ended up with the ball and angrily threw it into the netting behind home plate.
He again had possession of the ball when he saw Francona heading to the mound. Bauer was slightly behind the mound and fired the ball as stunned shortstop Francisco Lindor looked on. Center fielder Oscar Mercado, who had his back to the scene, saw the ball clear the fence and quickly looked back toward the infield.
Bauer and Francona exchanged words on the mound, with Francona appearing to sternly ask Bauer what was wrong with him.
--Field Level Media