Dodgers: Trevor Bauer Jokes About Closed Eye Pitching on Social Media

A weird day out at Camelback Ranch.

The Dodgers are sure to have more stories like this as long as Trevor Bauer is on the team. Bauer is known to do some odd things on the mound at times, but that is especially true during Spring Training games.

Bauer pitched three innings against the Padres on Saturday afternoon. In the 1st inning, he pitched with one eye closed, prompting plenty of questions from everyone watching the broadcast. Bauer later explained to Dodgers media that he wanted to challenge himself and make himself uncomfortable. 

Mission accomplished. Bauer later went onto social media to poke fun at it a little. The Dodgers pitched post a video on Twitter that had his face feature in the popular Pirates of the Caribbean movie. It’s silly, but it’s funny. 

Other Dodgers News

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is taking some time to work on his mechanics this week, which is why he was not in Friday’s game. Dave Roberts talked about Jansen losing some of his control and hitting a batter during live bp earlier this week, prompting him to work on some changes. 

Brusdar Graterol is a little bit behind where the Dodgers would like him. Roberts revealed that Graterol was not able to throw off of a mound as he had hoped to during the offseason, so the team will continue to build him up. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.


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  1. I think Trevor is pulling a fast one. Let’s say I am a batter and waiting for the pitch. The pitcher starts blinking or closing an eye. I would think that would be a distraction, even if only for a split second. Trevor is looking for an edge. Pretty slick.

  2. Common sense dictates that if you need to work on your mechanics, you start in the offseason, not wait until spring training. Jansen makes pretty good money and has had down seasons that have jeopardized his being the closer. Doing whatever it takes during the offseason to correct his problems would be the right thing to do. It’s a shame he doesn’t show the Dodgers the same loyalty the team showed him when they signed him to that huge contract.

    Jansen got a five-year $80,000,000 guaranteed contract. The least he can do is work on his mechanics during the five months he had off. I feel this way about all players who have issues from their prior season affecting their ability to play at the level expected when signing their contracts. It’s too bad they don’t feel it’s necessary. I guess when you are only paid eight-digit salaries, they shouldn’t expect

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