Bauer had been pushed back two days to Game 3 because he cut his right pinkie on a drone last week. He received stitches, but with two on and two out in the first inning against Toronto on Monday, there was already blood on his hand and coming out of his finger.
Cleveland's Trevor Bauer had to leave ALCS Game 3 after 2/3 of an inning.— ESPN (@espn) October 18, 2016
The reason: A finger on his pitching hand wouldn't stop bleeding. pic.twitter.com/qSr8Dj4fBx
He was replaced by Dan Otero after 21 pitches.
Bauer's early exit likely means Corey Kluber will pitch Game 4 on short rest for Cleveland. Manager Terry Francona had said that was his plan if Bauer's finger acted up.