By Zac Wassink | Last updated 4/9/21
Eyes were raised on Thursday when reports surfaced that Major League Baseball had collected multiple baseballs thrown by Los Angeles Dodgers ace and reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer during Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics.
While some immediately presumed Bauer could be accused of doctoring the baseballs that were allegedly sticky and/or covered in markings, ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez tweeted it’s more likely nothing will come of the matter:
On Thursday evening, Bauer denied any wrongdoing via Twitter and referenced that MLB is gathering baseballs over the first few weeks of the season in an overall attempt to prevent pitchers from potentially altering balls to make them harder to see and hit:
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