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Dodgers News: MLB Releases Statement on Trevor Bauer Decision

Trevor Bauer‘s suspension is officially over. After a serving 194 games of his 324 game suspension Bauer has been officially reinstated into the league with a neutral arbitrator reducing his suspension.

It remains to be seen if the Dodgers will welcome Bauer back with open arms but the Dodgers will still owe Bauer $32 million. In total Bauer will lose $37.5 million of his $102 million contract.

The shocking news will surely cause a stir among the baseball community, but MLB issued a statement on the matter to shed light on the situation (via MLB).

“After an exhaustive review of the available evidence the neutral arbitrator upheld an unpaid suspension of 194 games.  As part of the decision, the arbitrator reinstated Mr. Bauer effectively immediately, with a loss of pay covering the 144 games he was suspended during the 2022 season.  In addition, the arbitrator docked Bauer’s salary for the first 50 games of the 2023 season (i.e., the period covering March 30, 2023 to May 23, 2023).  While we believe a longer suspension was warranted, MLB will abide by the neutral arbitrator’s decision, which upholds baseball’s longest-ever active player suspension for sexual assault or domestic violence.”

As a closing statement, the MLB added:

“We understand this process was difficult for the witnesses involved and we thank them for their participation.  Due to the collectively bargained confidentiality provisions of the joint program, we are unable to provide further details at this time.”

Bauer is now set to get his baseball career back despite his future with the Dodgers still being uncertain.

Until then, more news will come out and Bauer looks to be on track to play in the 2023 season.

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