Trevor Bauer believes that poor body language may have led some people to misunderstand him in the past.
Bauer worked extensively on fine-tuning his pitches during the offseason and Spring Training, but he also focused on the mental side of his game.
"I'm trying to send the appropriate message with my body language," Bauer said. "Not only to my teammates and to the opposing team, but also for me. I'm trying to stay locked into that approach mentally that whatever has happened is out of my control. Whatever is going to happen is out of my control. I can just make this next pitch and try to focus in on that. And I think I've done a decent job of it."
Teammate Corey Kluber, the reigning American League Cy Young winner, is a nice example for the 24-year-old.
"That's just part of maturing, and obviously, he's still really young," Kluber said. "As far as the body language, he's done a really good job of getting better with that. I think he knew that was something he had to work on. I think when you're comfortable, it makes it a lot easier to just go out there and focus on pitching, instead of worrying about all that other stuff."