LOS ANGELES, California (WKBN) – Former Cleveland Indians’ pitcher Trevor Bauer has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball.
The deal was first reported by Japan’s Sankei Sports.
Bauer was recently reinstated by Major League Baseball following a 324-game suspension for violating MLB’s joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. The suspension came as a result of a 2021 sexual assault charge in California, which resulted in no criminal charges in the end.
Following the reinstatement, Bauer was released by the Dodgers a month later.
No other MLB teams showed any interest in signing him, prompting him to sign to play overseas.