Trevor Bauer has officially been designated for assignment by the Dodgers. Shortly after the news dropped, Bauer’s camp released a statement on the decision. Here is the entire statement:
“While we were unable to communicate throughout the administrative leave and arbitration process. my representatives spoke to Dodgers leadership immediately following the arbitration decision.
“Following two weeks of conversations around my return to the organization, I sat down with Dodgers leadership in Arizona yesterday who told me that they wanted me to return and pitch for the team this year.
“While I am disappointed by the organization’s decision today, I appreciate the wealth of support I’ve received from the Dodgers clubhouse. I wish the players all the best and look forward to competing elsewhere.”
The surprising part of the statement comes in the middle when he says he “sat down with Dodgers leadership in Arizona yesterday who told [him] they wanted [him] to return and pitch for the team this year.”
Trevor Bauer released a statement in which he says he met with Dodger leadership yesterday who told him they wanted him to return and pitch for the team this year. pic.twitter.com/6ciUk4hFMg
— Noah Camras (@noahcamras) January 7, 2023
Obviously we don’t know both sides of the story, so we don’t want to comment on the validity of those remarks. But it’s definitely interesting to hear that Bauer was under the impression that he was returning to the team.
For now, there’s no comment from the Dodgers outside of the initial post. But we’ll update you when more information becomes available.
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