Trevor Bauer has reportedly found a new home.
Aaccording to Yuki Uamada of Sankei Sports, the disgraced MLB pitcher, formerly of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is signing with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of the Nippon Professional Baseball Organization. The contract is for one-year, $4 million plus incentives. The deal is pending a physical.
トレバー・ #バウアー 投手がDeNAベイスターズと1年4億円で契約に基本合意。
— 山田結軌⚾️ｻﾝｽﾎﾟMLB記者🇺🇸野球大好き😍 (@YamadaSANSPO) March 13, 2023
Bauer, who was released by the Dodgers on January 6, was officially reinstated to MLB by an arbitrator who reduced his suspension from 324 games down to 194. He is officially eligible to play in MLB. But none of the 29 remaining teams wanted anything to do with Bauer, who remained a free agent well into spring training and has now opted to take his talents overseas.
In June 2021, Bauer (seen above in 2021) wound up under police investigation for assault, then faced a domestic violence restraining order over allegations of sexual assault and physical abuse. MLB decided to suspend Bauer after the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office decided not to pursue criminal charges. Bauer was suspended by MLB for violating the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policies.
Help is always available to you. If you are a victim or know one, please call the national hotlines for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
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[Yuki Yamada on Twitter]