‘Geek pitcher’ Trevor Bauer (32), who shined in the Cy Young Award, received a notice of release. In fact, it doesn’t seem easy to find a new team in the US.
The Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced on the 13th (Korean time) that they would release Bauer without conditions.
Bauer, who debuted in the big leagues in 2011, appeared in 222 games and recorded an 83-69 record with an ERA of 3.79. In 2020, which was played in a shortened season, he showed his best performance with 5 wins and 4 losses with an earned run average of 1.73. That year, he won the National League Cy Young Award and represented one season.
Ahead of the 2021 season, Bauer raised expectations even more by signing a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for up to 3 years and $128 million (approximately 128.5 billion won).
But before he even played his first season with the Dodgers, bad news hit. He disappeared in late June 2021 after he was charged with assault and did not play any further. Afterwards, the Major League Secretariat issued an administrative leave order and banned him from playing.
Bauer has maintained his innocence since the incident. In the end, in February of last year, Bauer’s assault charge was dismissed due to insufficient evidence. Los Angeles County prosecutors dismissed both counts of assault, saying “there is not enough evidence to convince him that he committed a crime.” 온라인카지노
Last month, Major League Baseball accepted Bauer’s appeal and reduced his regular travel ban to 194 games. However, the Dodgers judged that Bauer was no longer helpful to the team, and took action to release him.
On the 7th, Bauer was designated for transfer (DFA), and the release was confirmed as no team wanted him during the waiver period. First of all, the Dodgers decided to pay Bauer the remaining annual salary of $ 22.5 million (approximately 28.4 billion won).
In the US, Bauer predicts that finding another team will not be easy. It seems that there will be a burden to recruit him because his image has suffered greatly. If he’s not on the major league stage, he has to play in another country. Locally, he predicted the possibility of advancing into Japanese professional baseball or the Korean stage.
Previously, the Washington Post of the United States said, “In the past, there have been cases where players who have been disciplined for violence and sexual assault have returned. However, it is not easy for Bauer.” can do it,” he said.