Trevor Bauer ‘disappointed’ by Dodgers decision to cut ties

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

Trevor Bauer ‘disappointed’ by Dodgers decision to cut ties.

On Friday evening the Los Angeles Dodgers released a statement revealing that they would be cutting ties with Trevor Bauer following sexual and physical abuse allegations.

“Two extensive reviews of all the available evidence in this case – one by Commissioner Manfred and another by a neutral arbitrator – concluded that Mr. Bauer’s actions warranted the longest-ever active player suspension in our sport for violations of this policy,” the Dodgers wrote in their statement. “Now that this process has been completed, and after careful consideration, we have decided that he will no longer be part of our organization.”

Trevor Bauer released a statement following Dodgers removal

Shortly after, Bauer released a statement of his own.

“While we were unable to communicate through the administrative leave and arbitration process, my representative spot to Dodgers leadership immediately following the arbitration decision,” he wrote. “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 Dodgers will pay him $22.5 million in 2023 and a team could pick him up for just $720,000, though reports indicate that no teams were interested in the two weeks before the announcement.

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