Bauer to be activated for Friday start vs. Red Sox
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The Bauer outage is over.

Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer will be activated Friday to start against the Boston Red Sox, manager Terry Francona confirmed, according to's Jordan Bastian.

He'll throw a couple of innings before handing the ball to Shane Bieber out of the bullpen.

Bauer will then be on target to make a road start Tuesday in Chicago against the White Sox. The team hopes he'll be able to make three starts in total before the postseason begins.

The 27-year-old threw off a mound against hitters Tuesday and said he felt great, according to Zack Meisel of The Athletic. He has been out of action for more than a month with a stress fracture in his right fibula.

Bauer is having the best season of his career, with a 2.22 ERA and 2.37 FIP in 166 innings across 25 starts. He's also struck out 214 hitters and allowed just eight home runs.

Bauer to be activated for Friday start vs. Red Sox
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