Indians Trevor Bauer asks for return of stolen drone

CLEVELAND-- Indians pitcher (and drone enthusiast) Trevor Bauer is not happy.

The 26-year-old took to Twitter on Tuesday to plea for the return of his drone Iron Man.

Bauer said he was at Clague Park at about 6 p.m. Monday when he crashed the drone. He found the "crash site," but his GoPro camera that was attached to Iron Man was gone.

He said he left the drone sitting in the park to mark the epicenter and spent an hour looking for the camera. Bauer located the GoPro, which had ejected during the flight, well before the crash. The pitcher said when he returned, Iron Man was missing.

Westlake police said they didn't receive a report for the stolen device, but noted there are other places known as Clague Park in the area. It's possible Bauer didn't file a police report.

"Iron Man is a close friend of mine. We've been through a lot together," Bauer told FOX 8. He joked that there are no suspects and he shouldn't have left "him" on the ground unattended.

By the sounds of Bauer's tweet, he plans to build a new drone if Iron Man isn't returned. That's bad news for his fingers.

A detailed view of the bloody pinky finger of Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during game three of the American League Championship Series at Rogers Centre on October 17, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

"SaveMyPinky" is a reference to Bauer's drone-related injury last season. During the American League Championship Series, he suffered a cut to his pinky finger while working on his drone. He needed several stitches.

It forced the Indians to change their starting rotation against the Blue Jays. Bauer was slated to start Game 2, but was moved to Game 3. He even brought the "culprit" to a news conference.

“Yeah, I brought my friend to answer any questions about what happened that I can’t answer," Bauer told reporters last October.

He was pulled from the game when his finger would not stop bleeding.

Anyone with information on the missing drone should tweet at Trevor Baurer, username @BauerOutage.

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