Trevor Bauer, a ‘geeky pitcher’ who joined the Yokohama DeNA Baystars, held a joining interview.
Bauer held a press conference in downtown Yokohama, Japan on the 24th. Bauer, who recorded a career major league record of 83 wins, 69 losses and an ERA of 3.79, received the National League Cy Young Award in 2020 and signed a three-year, $120 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021. 메이저사이트
However, he was suspended for 324 games by the Major League Secretariat while being investigated by the prosecution for assaulting a woman while having sex in 2021. After the prosecution’s non-prosecution, the disciplinary action was reduced to 194 games, but in the end, the Dodgers received a notice of release in January this year.
Other teams didn’t want Bauer either, and he eventually crossed the Pacific to Yokohama. Yokohama officially announced the contract with Bauer on the 14th. Manager Daisuke Miura expressed his expectations, saying, “He’s a great pitcher. I’m excited about the fact that an active major leaguer is coming.”
In a press conference, Bauer said, “I’m really happy to come to Yokohama. Playing in Japan has always been on my list of things I want to do. “, he said of his joining.
“I visited Yokomaha in 2019, and Mr. Shusuke Kabeya (currently the head of the Yokohama club’s strategy department) kindly showed me the club’s facilities and welcomed me as if it were my home stadium. That was the moment that made me want to play in Yokohama.” said.
Finally, Bauer said, “The most important thing this year is winning. Personally, I have a goal to record more than 200 strikeouts and an average speed of 96 miles (about 155 km), but to win anyway and win the championship, that’s my biggest goal this year.” said.