Reports have emerged that pitcher Trevor Bauer, who was effectively kicked out of the Major League Baseball (MLB) for assaulting a woman, is playing in Japan.
On the 14th (Korean time), Japanese media such as Nikkan Sports said, “Yokohama DeNA Baystars have recruited Bauer, who won the 2020 National League Cy Young Award. The Yokohama club will make an official announcement today.” The terms of Bauer’s contract are known to be $4 million for one year and additional incentives.
Bauer, who became a major leaguer in 2012, went 83-69 with a 3.79 ERA in 222 games with the Arizona, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2020, which was a shortened season in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), he received the National League Cy Young Award with a record of 1.73 ERA in 11 games, 5 wins and 4 losses.
Bauer, who obtained the qualification as a free agent (FA), signed a three-year, $102 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.스포츠토토 He opened the era of an annual salary of 40 million dollars and drew attention. However, he was suspected of assaulting a woman he had sex with in the summer of 2021. Accordingly, the MLB Secretariat issued an administrative leave of absence.
Although the prosecution did not prosecute due to insufficient evidence, two additional women who claimed to have been assaulted appeared. The MLB Secretariat issued the largest ever suspension of 324 games. Subsequently, the MLB Secretariat reduced the suspension period from 324 games to 194 games in accordance with the recommendation of an independent arbitrator in December 2022.
Bauer was able to play from this season, but was turned away from 30 major league clubs, including the Los Angeles Dodgers. He eventually turned his eyes to Yokohama, the Japanese professional baseball team.