The relationship between pitcher Trevor Bauer and the Los Angeles Dodgers has ended.
The team decided to select him for the assignment. The Dodgers have seven days to release or trade him, which is highly unlikely.
—Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers)
January 7, 2023
Bauer, who will be released, will continue to receive his salary of 22.5 million.
In December, Bauer won his case before an independent Major League Baseball referee, potentially allowing him to play again in 2023. The referee approved a 194-game suspension while reinstating Bauer immediately.
“After careful consideration, we have decided that he will no longer be part of our organization,” Dodgers said on Twitter. Said.
The Dodgers pitcher was given an unprecedented two-year (324 games) free suspension by Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred on April 29 for violating the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy.
The sentencing came just after a San Diego woman said Bauer had beaten and sexually assaulted her, which the shooter denied.
Bauer said in a video he posted: YouTube after the prosecutor decided that he and the woman had rough sex on his suggestion and followed the pre-agreed guidelines. He said each encounter ends with a night at his home in Pasadena.
“The offensive acts and behavior he described did not occur,” he said at the time.
“After two weeks of deliberation surrounding my return to the organization, I spoke to Dodgers executives in Arizona yesterday and they told me they want me back and I’m shooting for the team this year,” Bauer said in a statement.
“While I am disappointed with the organization’s decision today, I appreciate the support I received from the Dodgers locker room. I wish the players the best and look forward to getting back to the action elsewhere.”
Bauer was never charged with a crime.
The Dodgers had until January 6 to decide whether to retain Bauer. Once released, or if LA takes a transaction, it will be able to contract with another organization.
Statement by Trevor Bauer through his representatives: pic.twitter.com/KKvOOFoWy4
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya)
January 7, 2023
Bauer won the 2020 Nationals Cy Young with Cincinnati. The 31-year-old right-back is 83-69 and averaged 3.79 in 10 major league seasons.
Bauer will lose approximately $37.6 million in salary in the last 144 games of last season and the first 50 games of this season through May 23.
If Bauer is released, another team could sign him for the league’s minimum of $720,000, and the Dodgers are responsible for the remainder of the $22,537,635 owed to him.