The right-hander was all smiles, stopped to sign autographs for fans and revealed he would be releasing a video on Thursday about how much his time in Cleveland meant to him.
Bauer was surprised by the trade to Cincinnati, since they aren't a contender this season, but admits he's excited to work with Reds pitching coach Derek Johnson.
Bauer also said he was dealing with multiple torn ligaments in his ankle for nearly two months. The 28-year-old hasn't missed a start this season. He's had his ups and downs in 2019 and admits that it's been a "frustrating" year.
He has the talent to be one of the best pitchers in the game, which is why the Reds gave up Yasiel Puig and their top prospect to get him.
The Indians move on with more firepower in their lineup and a weaker rotation that could get a boost when Corey Kluber returns from a broken forearm.
Bauer was insightful, thoughtful and spent more than 15 minutes with the media. Watch the entire session in the video at the top of this article.