Indians’ Bauer (leg) ‘felt good’ after bullpen session

Continuing his comeback from a broken leg, Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer threw 40 pitches off the mound Saturday in a workout at Progressive Field.

The 27-year-old All-Star has been sidelined since Aug. 11 with a stress fracture in his right leg, an injury caused by a line drive from Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu.

Bauer pitched a bullpen session earlier this week in Tampa and is being closely monitored by team president Chris Antonetti, pitching coach Carl Williams and the training staff.

“Felt good,” Bauer told reporters. “Mechanics were a little out of sequence, but I haven’t really been on a mound a whole lot in a month and a half. I expect those will come back pretty quickly. Physically it felt good.”

The Indians hope he can return for postseason duty in October. Bauer is 12-6 this season with a 2.22 ERA, 214 strikeouts and 56 walks in 25 starts.

“I pitch when they tell me to pitch,” Bauer said. “I feel confident that I’ll be able to compete and help us win in whatever role that is.”

Indians manager Terry Francona said that Bauer could face live hitters in his next bullpen session, which is scheduled for Tuesday.

–Field Level Media

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