Former All-Star Pitcher, Trevor Bauer has signed a one-year deal with the Yokohama DeNa Stars of te Nippon Baseball leage in Japan.
The 32-year-old Bauer last pitched in June 2021, when a San Diego-area woman accused him of sexually assaulting her. He was placed on administrative leave for the remainder of the season and eventually suspended for 324 games by Major League Baseball. An arbitrator in December 2022 reduced the suspension to 194 games and reinstated Bauer, and the Dodgers released the pitcher in January, eating the final $22.5 million of his three-year, $102 million contract.
Bauer will still be paid his full salary by the Dodgers.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be playing for the BayStars this year,” Bauer said in a video posted by the team announcing the deal. “Playing in the NPB has always been a dream of mine, and I can’t think of a better organization to do it with.”