Could baseball life change like this?
On the 14th, the Yokohama DeNA Baystars of Nippon Professional Baseball officially announced the signing of a contract with right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer (32) from the major league.
Bauer, who has a career record of 83 wins and 69 losses with an ERA of 3.79 in the major leagues, made a big success with a 5-4 ERA of 1.73 in 2020 when he was with the Cincinnati Reds, winning the National League Cy Young Award. Bauer, who just finished the 2020 season and became a free agent, signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for 3 years and 120 million dollars (about 133.4 billion won). He faced a crisis in his baseball life while being investigated by the prosecution.
Bauer was not prosecuted by the prosecution in February of last year, but was suspended for 324 games by the Major League Secretariat, and had to be released from the Dodgers in January, even though the disciplinary action was later reduced to 194 games. 메이저놀이터
Bauer, who left the Dodgers, did not receive attention from major league clubs and eventually chose to go to Japan, and his baseball life also faced a new turning point. Daisuke Miura, coach of Yokohama, also expressed great expectations, saying, “In a word, he is a great pitcher.
Speaking to the Yokohama club, Bauer said, “I’m very excited to be able to play for the Baystars this season. Playing in Nippon Professional Baseball was my dream, and I think there is no team better than Yokohama that can show that dream in front of fans. I am very happy to have the opportunity to become a member and aim for the championship together. I am looking forward to meeting the fans in Yokohama.”
The reaction of the Japanese media is also hot. On this day, ‘Nikkan Sports’ did not hide their excitement at the news of Bauer’s joining Yokohama, saying, “Bauer is a major leaguer with a total record of 83 wins and 69 losses with five double-digit victories in the major leagues.” Attention is focusing on how the future of Bauer, who boarded a plane to Japan amidst the complete ignorance of major league clubs, will be drawn.