The Los Angeles Dodgers are cutting ties with pitcher Trevor Bauer, whose unprecedented 324-game suspension over sexual misconduct allegations was reduced two weeks ago , allowing him to resume his career with the start of the new season.
A person familiar with the situation said Friday that the 31-year-old right-hander was designated for assignment, which means the Dodgers have seven days to pull off an unlikely trade or just release him. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the roster move.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are designating right-hander Trevor Bauer for assignment, sources tell ESPN.
The Dodgers will eat $22.5 million. Bauer can sign with any major league team for the $720,000 minimum and can play immediately after completing a record-long suspension.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 7, 2023
The #Dodgers are expected to release Trevor Bauer today and the #Twins are still a factor in the Carlos Correa sweepstakes according to sources.
— Jim Bowden⚾️🏈 (@JimBowdenGM) January 6, 2023