Trevor Bauer DFA’d by Dodgers
Bauer was initially placed on administrative leave on July 2, 2021, while an investigation was opened into sexual assault allegations that had been made against him. Bauer’s leave was extended through the remainder of the 2021 season. The investigation into Bauer by Major League Baseball was put on hold due to the 2021-22 MLB lockout, and he began the 2022 season as his administrative leave continued.
On April 29, 2022, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced that Bauer would be suspended for 324 games total, which is equivalent to two seasons. Bauer’s suspension would make it the longest non-lifetime suspension issued in Major League Baseball history. Bauer would also become the first player to appeal a suspension under the case of MLB’s domestic violence policy since it was first put into effect in 2015.
On December 22, 2022, Bauer’s suspension was reduced to 194 games, immediately reinstating him, but holding him without pay for the 2023 season’s first 50 games.
Here was the statement released by the Dodgers organization regarding Bauer’s situation; via Twitter:
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) January 7, 2023
As for what teams would like to scoop up Bauer, it is currently unknown, and could stay that way for a while.