Former Dodgers RHP Trevor Bauer Reportedly Signing Deal With Japanese Team
Former Dodgers right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer is reportedly set to join the Yokahama DeNA Baystars of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league. Yuki Yamada, a journalist out of Japan shared the news.
Bauer was cleared to return to Major League Baseball in December after a long suspension for violating the joint domestic violence and domestic abuse policy. His suspension was reduced by one full season, making him eligible to rejoin the Dodgers for the final year of a 3 year deal. Instead, the Dodgers opted to release the former Cy Young award winner back in January, making him a free agent.
Bauer has spent the last three months on the open market before reportedly agreeing to this deal to play in the NPB.
The contract is reportedly worth $4 million. Bauer will also receive $22 million from the Dodgers, the remainder of his suspension-reduced contract.