Trevor Bauer's two-season affiliation with the Los Angeles Dodgers came to an end on Friday when the team designated him for assignment.
Bauer had just returned from a 194-game suspension for breaching Major League Baseball's domestic abuse policy.
On December 22, an impartial arbitrator reinstated Bauer, giving the Dodgers two weeks to determine whether to add him back to their roster. He must now be traded or released by the team.
The Dodgers released a statement on Friday stating that "two lengthy evaluations of all the facts in this case - one by commissioner [Rob] Manfred
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and another by an independent arbitrator - concluded that Mr. Bauer's actions justified the longest active player ban in our sport of this policy."
We have determined that he will no longer be a part of our organisation now that this procedure has been finished and after due thought.
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Due to the arbitrator's decision, Bauer won't be paid for the first 50 games of the 2023 season, despite earning a $35.3 million contract.
Bauer, the 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner, committed to the then-defending champion Dodgers in January 2021 with a three-year, $102 million deal.