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Trevor Bauer removed from Game 3 due to finger dripping blood

Trevor Bauer finger

Trevor Bauer cut his finger repairing his drone on Friday, leading the Cleveland Indians to push back his scheduled start in the ALCS from Game 2 to Game 3. Apparently two days to heal was not long enough.

Bauer was removed from his start in Game 3 in the first inning due to blood dripping from his finger. Bauer recorded a strikeout, walk, line out, and then walked Troy Tulowitzki before the Indians removed him. The Indians pitcher was dripping blood from his finger and wiping it on his jersey and pants, and the cut could not be closed.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons asked the umpires to check on Bauer, and the Indians came out to examine the pitcher’s hand. They determined he could not continue.

Bauer, a former No. 3 overall draft pick required stitches on his pinkie after cutting himself. MLB has strict rules about pitchers not having foreign substances on their pitching hand, which meant Bauer could not keep the finger bandaged for his scheduled start. Unfortunately his finger was not ready for the stress of pitching a full start.

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