If you happen to be a professional baseball player in the Arizona area, Trevor Bauer has a proposition for you.
The Cincinnati Reds pitcher tweeted Friday soliciting any MLB or MiLB player who wants to play a sandlot-style baseball game to contact him directly. It seems like the game will take place, with the contest broadcast on Bauer's own social media and all pitchers and hitters required to be mic'd-up.
Bauer also released a video last spring training of himself mic'd-up during a start.
MLB and MiLB players were informed Friday that they could fly home, go to the city of their MLB team, or stay in the area of their respective teams' spring facility if they wanted to. The news came in the wake of the coronavirus causing the league to cancel the remainder of spring training and postpone the beginning of the MLB season.
While the location of the game is unknown, the Reds' spring facility is located in Goodyear, Arizona, and is shared by the Cleveland Indians, Bauer's former team. Bauer's ex-teammate Mike Clevinger seemed up to the challenge, but the right-hander was not expected to be ready for Opening Day while recovering from a knee injury.
The outspoken Bauer recently had a one-on-one meeting with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, during which the two discussed the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal as well as the league's proposed rule changes to the playoff format.