I was not even offered a minor league contract. Where will the next destination of Trevor Bauer (32) be?
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the release of Bauer on the 13th (Korean time). The Dodgers club explained, “We are releasing Bauer unconditionally. Bauer has completed a 194-game suspension for violating the Major League Baseball and Players Union Joint Policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse.”
The Dodgers released Bauer as a free agent 6 days after taking the designation assignment (DFA) action on the 7th.
Clubs that want Bauer for a week only need 온라인바카라. to pay the minimum annual salary of $720,000 this year. The Dodgers, who signed a three-year, $102 million contract with Bauer in March 2021, will pay $21.78 million, excluding $720,000 of this year’s $22.5 million annual salary.
Bauer was accused of sexual assault in 2021 and was investigated by the prosecution. He was released from legal responsibility, but as a result of MLB’s own investigation, he was issued a regular disciplinary action for 324 games. Bauer’s appeal lowered the level of disciplinary action, but in the end, he could not avoid being released.
Local media are negative about Bauer’s search for a new team. The Washington Poston of the United States said, “It is questionable whether other major league clubs will sign Bauer,” and a club manager said in an interview with ESPN, “I don’t think anyone will sign Bauer.” An agent also showed a negative gaze, saying, “No one will contact me.” Another agent said, “There will be teams that need pitchers, but they will have to deal with headwinds.”
One of the options for Bauer, who has no place to stand in the major leagues, is the Asian stage.
I haven’t been able to play for a long time, but I’ve been steadily posting double-digit wins from 2015 to 2019. Even in 2021, it has been cruising with 8 wins and 5 losses and an average ERA of 2.59, and it is difficult to say that it is still past its prime at the age of early 30s.
It is expected that it will be difficult to show up on the KBO league stage right away. He finished the composition of foreign pitchers except for NC among the 10 clubs. Criticism when recruiting is also expected to be tough.
However, for a club that is fighting a fierce ranking battle in the middle and latter half of the season, Bauer can be an attractive enough card as a substitute player.