Los Angeles Dodgers eventually released Trevor Bauer. Bauer, who was classified as a top player with the Cy Young Award and All-Star, seems to be at a crossroads.
American sports media ESPN said on the 2nd (Korean time), “The major decision makers, including Dodgers CEO Stan Kasten, decided ‘unanimously’ to release Bauer. The club said it was the ‘right decision’.”
Bauer, who was unable to get on the mound due to assault on a woman, eventually left the Dodgers. Ahead of the 2021 season, the Dodgers signed Bauo for 3 years and 2 million dollars.
By recruiting American League All-Stars in 2018 and Cy Young Award pitchers in 2020, they expected to build a strong starting lineup.
Bauer, who debuted in the big leagues in 2012, earned his first double-digit multiplier with 11 wins (12 losses) in 2015, when he was in Cleveland, and posted more than 10 wins every year until 2019.
In 2020, amid a shortened season due to the Corona 19 pandemic, he started 11 games and recorded 5 wins, 4 losses, and an average ERA of 1.73.
The Dodgers recruited Bauer with high expectations. It was good until the middle of the season. They had 3 wins (1 loss) in April, 3 wins (2 losses) in May, and were on a 2-2 record in June.
The San Francisco game on June 29, 2021 became Bauer’s last appearance and victory as a member of the Dodgers.
Bauer was embroiled in controversy that year for sexually assaulting a woman he was dating. Bauer denied the allegation, but after a police investigation, he was no longer on the mound.
Although he escaped criminal punishment due to the prosecution’s non-prosecution, he was suspended for 324 games by the Major League Secretariat. He was suspended from playing for the Dodgers, although his suspension was reduced to 194 games on appeal. 토토사이트
“The release of Bauer was decided unanimously within the team. It was the right decision,” he said. Friedman also said, “It was the right decision. I am satisfied with this decision.”
Bauer blew the entire 2022 season. He can play from the 2023 season, but the Dodgers released him after a designated assignment.
However, there is no team that extends a hand to Bauer. The Dodgers tried to trade with other clubs, but no team responded. The New York Post said, “It’s unclear if Bauer will get a major league job. Many baseball executives may try to recruit outstanding talent, but it will be a problem for the owners.”
He is a player who had a gap but also has talent. Will Bauer get out of the lost child crisis and save a new team? It remains to be seen how much longer he will stand on the verge of retirement without being able to find a team he belongs to.