Trevor Bauer responded to MLB suspending him for two years for violating the league’s domestic violence policy on Friday afternoon over Twitter.
“In the strongest possible terms I deny committing any violation of the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy,” wrote Bauer in a statement over Twitter on Friday afternoon. “I am appealing this action and expect to prevail. As we have throughout this process, my representatives and I respect the confidentiality of the proceedings.”
Bauer is to be suspended for 324 games, which would keep him out until the 2024 MLB season should he not win his appeal. He has not appeared in a game for the Dodgers since June 28, 2021.
Los Angeles Dodgers: Trevor Bauer responds to 2-year suspension levied by MLB
With Bauer in his early 30s and only two years removed from winning his first Cy Young Award, this suspension could mean his career is over. The allegations he is up against are not good and nobody is going to want to sign him 3.5 years removed from his most recent MLB game. While Bauer will try to appeal the suspension, MLB is not messing around with how punitive it really is.
As the Dodgers look to move on without him, now and in the future, it remains to be seen what the fallout will be league-wide from this. Clearly, MLB is making an example out of him, but Bauer has not exactly helped himself out throughout the process either. Ultimately, baseball has made its decision on the controversial starting pitcher. The game is better off without him going forward.
Surely, the appeal process from Bauer’s camp will be agonizing, infuriating and so long-drawn out.