Former NL Cy Young Award Winner Trevor Bauer Signs with BayStars
Trevor Bauer, who was suspended by Major League Baseball in 2022 after a domestic violence investigation, won 10 or more games each season from 2015-19.
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Trevor Bauer, the 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner, has joined the Yokohama DeNA BayStars on a one-year contract, the NPB team announced on Tuesday, March 14.
The 32-year-old right-hander will wear No. 96 and receive $3 million USD (¥400 million JPY) in 2023, according to the club.
Bauer, who made his MLB debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012, has a career record of 83-69 with a 3.79 ERA with 1,416 strikeouts in 1,297⅔ innings (222 games). The North Hollywood, California, native hasn't pitched in MLB since June 2021, his first season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
MLB placed Bauer on leave in July 2021 after allegations of sexual assault had been made against him by a California woman and while an investigation into the matter was ongoing.
In April 2022, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred handed Bauer a 324-game, two-year suspension without pay for violating the league's domestic violence and sexual assault policy. Bauer has denied the allegations.
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