Trevor Bauer (32), the ‘eccentric Cy Young pitcher’, became a free body. Going to Korea was mentioned as one of several possibilities, but NC Dinos is the only team that has not completed the composition of foreign players for the 2023 season.
Bauer was released without conditions from the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 13th (Korean time). On the 7th, the Dodgers took 카지노 Bauer’s DFA (designation of transfer player), and chose to release him because no team wanted to trade him within 7 days. Bauer promised the club a championship by signing a three-year, $102 million (approximately 126.8 billion won) contract with the Dodgers in 2021, but in June of that year, he was investigated for assaulting a woman with whom he had sex.
Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office dismissed Bauer’s charges in February last year due to insufficient evidence. However, the Major League Secretariat issued a 324 game suspension after its own investigation. Bauer immediately appealed, and the Secretariat reduced his suspension to 194 games on December 22 last year. From May 24, he can stand on the mound again.
Even if the punishment is reduced, there is a high possibility that major league clubs that want Bauer will not come out. The American media predicted that in addition to the female assault case, Bauer’s history of causing past incidents and accidents, such as feuds with teammates and fans and SNS rumors, was so flashy that no club would appear to sign a contract even with the minimum annual salary of $720,000 (approximately 900 million won). did.
As soon as Bauer became a DFA, the American media ‘Washington Post’ predicted the possibility of aiming for a comeback outside the United States, saying, ‘You can freely sign contracts with overseas clubs such as Korea and Japan.’ If Bauer wants to prolong his playing career, it is clear that he is in a situation where he has to lower his eyes, whether it is his money or the environment.
If you turn your eyes to Korea, now there are only NC teams left. NC acquired pitcher Eric Peddy (29) and outfielder Jason Martin (27) for $1 million each this winter. Drew Luczynski (35), the former ace, signed with the Oakland Athletics and returned to the United States, leaving one spot vacant.
However, NC said that they had “never been in contact” regarding the possibility of recruiting Bauer. NC is currently negotiating with the final candidates, and plans to finalize the contract soon.
If Bauer remains in the market after the start of the season and any club needs to replace a foreign player, he can get a chance in Korea like Yasiel Puig (33) or Edison Russell (29). Both Puig and Russell left the major leagues to seek a comeback in Korea after causing controversy over domestic violence. Coincidentally, both played for Kiwoom Heroes, and Russell signed a $700,000 contract with Kiwoom again this year following 2020.
Bauer appeared in 222 games in 10 major league seasons, recording 83 wins and 69 losses, 1297⅔ innings, 1416 strikeouts, and an average ERA of 3.79. In 2021, the Dodgers played 17 games, 8 wins and 5 losses, 107⅔ innings, and an average ERA of 2.59.