The Los Angeles Dodgers have released Trevor Bauer. Bauer issued a statement after the Dodgers’ choice, outlining his perspective on the release and his future MLB plans. After being suspended for 194 games due to claims of sexual assault, Bauer was released.
Los Angeles will continue to pay the former CY Young Award winner $22.5 million this season even though he is no longer a member of the Dodgers. According to Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic, Bauer issued a statement reflecting on his departure from Los Angeles and outlining the circumstances surrounding his discharge.
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The organization’s decision today upset Bauer, but he expressed gratitude for the Dodgers clubhouse’s overwhelming support. “I wish the guys the best of luck and am eager to compete elsewhere.”
Following an MLB arbitrator’s decision to reduce his punishment from 324 to 194, Bauer claims that while he was unable to talk with the Dodgers, his representatives were able to. In addition, he claimed that when he spoke with the Dodgers’ management on Thursday, they requested that he throw for Los Angeles this coming season.
Since Bauer threw his final game for the Dodgers, those intentions have changed. With Los Angeles, he played in just 17 games overall, posting an 8-5 record, a 2.59 ERA, and a 137/37 K/BB ratio.
Trevor Bauer is a free agent right now, and he may sign with any team for the $720,000 MLB minimum. Another team might take a chance on Bauer given his outstanding career 1416/491 K/BB ratio and CY Young award.
Los Angeles, though, was obviously of the opinion that Bauer had much too much off-field baggage to carry. Bauer will now leave the Dodgers with only questions after arriving in Los Angeles with a lot of anticipation.