(CBS) Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer had a rough Tuesday when he got an up-close look at the Cubs' future.
In the fourth inning of an eventual Cleveland spring training win in Goodyear, Ariz., Bauer allowed back-to-back-to-back homers to young Chicago sluggers Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant. The long balls from Soler and Baez were their first ones of spring and exited to left field in a hurry, while Bryant went the opposite way for his second homer.
Surely, Bauer heard enough about the news that spread like wildfire on social media and highlights, but a day later, he hadn't escaped it yet.
In a creative prank, Goodyear police returned three baseballs to Bauer on Wednesday, insinuating they were the home run balls and saying he was responsible for disrupting traffic Tuesday, according to a tweet from teammate Jason Kipnis.
Given that the Cubs trio will soon be playing half of their games at Wrigley Field every season, odds are they'll create a few more neighborhood distractions with home runs in their career.
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