As part of the deal, Bauer heads to Cincy, while outfielder Yasiel Puig and Franmil Reyes will head to the Indians. Cleveland also lands mire league pitcher Scott Moss from Cincinnati.
Furthermore, the San Diego Padres will ship left-hander Logan Allen and minor league infielder Victor Nova to Cleveland, while receiving top prospect Taylor Trammel from the Reds.
Bauer posted a 9-8 record with a 3.79 ERA and 185 strikeouts for the Indians this season.
Puig is once again on the move, having already been traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Reds back in December, and left the Reds dramatically when he was involved in a benches clearing brawl during the ninth-inning which led to his ejection, along with several other players.
Puig is hitting .252 with 22 homers and 61 RBIs so far this season.
“I’m going to miss all my teammates here,” Puig said (h/t ESPN). “This part of the year is amazing for me, being on this team and the city. Now it’s time to move forward and go to my new team and help my team go to the playoffs. … I want to say thank you to all the city, Cincinnati. We stay next door — we’re going to Cleveland.”