On Saturday the MLB Network and ESPN falsely reported on injured Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer. The update came from a tweet from a writer for The Ringer, who apparently was tweeting out a joke.
Trevor Bauer says that the doctors' timeline for his return is based on outdated mainstream medicine and he's begun a course of blood transfusions and colloidal silver to rid his body of CIA nanites. He anticipates missing two starts, three tops.
— Michael Baumann (@MichaelBaumann) August 17, 2018
He couldn’t believe that the MLB Network and ESPN didn’t think it was a joke.
Apparently there isn’t any follow up, even on a report that included he’s treating himself for “CIA nanites.” Bauer is an interesting dude, but you if you’re the MLB Network, you might want to reach out for a comment from the tweeter.
Listen to the MLB Network ridiculously report this tweet on TV over at Deadspin.
Bauer himself caught wind of the fact that the MLB Network and ESPN falsely reported the joke tweet. He doesn’t seem to be as amused by it as the rest of us are.
Hey @MLBNetwork and @espn I would like public statements on social media and on your networks clarifying that the information you wrongly reported as fact earlier regarding my recovery timetable and process is false and not a quote from me. The report is damaging and absurd.
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) August 18, 2018