All proceeds were to be donated to support MLB staff members who are out of work while the games have been suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak. Bauer also set up a GoFundMe account that has raised almost $20,000. He has set a target of $1 million.
MLB shut down spring training Thursday and has said that the start of the regular season will be delayed at least two weeks.
Bauer was traded from the Indians to the Reds in July in a three-team deal with the Padres that landed Yasiel Puig in Cleveland.