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Report: Diamondbacks willing to trade Trevor Bauer

Once upon a time, Trevor Bauer was one of the crown jewels of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ farm system.

Apparently that’s no longer the case.

According to ESPN MLB writer Jerry Crasnick, the team is willing to listen to offers for the young right-hander.

The organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Bauer compiled a 1-2 record to go along with a 6.06 ERA in four starts with the Diamondbacks last season. He struck out 17 in 16.1 innings, but struggled with his command and only lasted more than five innings just once.

Then again, while few doubt whether Bauer is talented enough to succeed, some believe he needs to mature or be open-minded.

It’s worth noting that Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers is never one not to listen to an offer, meaning this could just be standard operating procedure.

However, if the team is as down on the former No. 3 pick as Crasnick suggests, a deal could happen in the near future.