Trevor Bauer to Face Former Team in Asian Breeze Debut

Trevor Bauer to Face Former Team in Asian Breeze Debut

Trevor Bauer, the right-handed pitcher who was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers last year, is set to face off against his former team in his debut for the Asian Breeze, a traveling Japanese baseball team. The Asian Breeze announced that Bauer will take the mound on March 10th against the Los Angeles Dodgers Organization, according to a press release issued on Thursday.

The Asian Breeze, a self-described showcase team, has arranged a game against Dodgers minor leaguers on a back field at the team’s spring training facility in Camelback Ranch, Arizona, as reported by the L.A. Times. It is worth noting that Asian Breeze specifically requested Bauer to pitch in some games and handpicked the Dodgers as opponents for their spring training matches.

Currently, Bauer, 33, is still seeking to join an MLB club after signing a lucrative three-year, $102 million contract before the 2021 season. However, he has not played in a major league game since the summer of 2021 when he was placed on administrative leave due to allegations of sexual assault. Initially, Bauer was suspended for 324 games under MLB’s domestic violence policy in 2022. However, an arbitrator’s ruling in December reduced the suspension to 194 games, leading to his reinstatement. Shortly after, the Dodgers released him, and he has not pitched in the majors since.

Bauer has consistently denied the allegations against him and has never faced criminal charges. During the previous season, he played for the Yokohama Bay Stars in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, where he achieved a 10-4 record with 130 strikeouts in 130 ²/₃ innings and an impressive 2.76 ERA.

According to baseball agent/lawyer Jon Fetterolf, Bauer is willing to accept a minimum salary of $740,000, plus incentives, to secure a spot on a major league squad again. Fetterolf emphasized that Bauer’s primary goal is to have an opportunity to prove himself, stating, “This isn’t about the money. Really, what he’s looking for is only a chance and an opportunity. I really feel like he’s done everything he can possibly do. This isn’t a guy charged with a crime. Yes, he was suspended, but he served his suspension.”

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3 Responses

  1. As a baseball enthusiast, my personal goal is to attend more live games and experience the excitement of different leagues and teams around the world. Reading about Trevor Bauer’s debut for the Asian Breeze has piqued my interest in Japanese baseball. I plan to research more about the league, its teams, and players, and hopefully, I can make a trip to Japan to watch a game in person. Experiencing the unique atmosphere and passion of Japanese baseball would be an incredible experience and a great way

  2. Great post! I’m really intrigued by Trevor Bauer’s decision to join the Asian Breeze and face off against his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. I would love to hear more about Bauer’s motivations behind this move. What led him to choose the Asian Breeze and how does he feel about going up against his former teammates? It would be interesting to explore the potential dynamics and emotions involved in this unique situation.

  3. I’m curious to know more about Trevor Bauer’s decision to join the Asian Breeze and his thoughts on facing his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Can the author provide any insights or quotes from Bauer about this move and the upcoming game?

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