The MLB reduced Trevor Bauer’s 324-game suspension to 194, and he’s already served. As such, he will be eligible to play for any major league team when the 2023 season resumes. He was suspended for violating MLB’s joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. He is currently signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ball’s time as a major league pitcher has been put on hold amid sexual assault allegations. Now that the suspension is reduced to the time he has already missed, he can restart his career. Though it’s unclear if the Dodgers will welcome him back to their roster now that he’s served his suspension.
Bob Nightengale reported the commutation via Twitter.
“Trevor Bauer’s suspension reduced to 194 games. He’s now reinstated” – Bob Nandengal
this Major League Baseball An official statement explaining the shortened suspension was shared, shared to Twitter by Bob Nightengale.
“Official MLB Statement on Trevor Bauer’s Suspension Reduced to 194 Games, Bringing Him Back” – Bob Nandengal
The MLB statement also noted that Ball will forfeit his salary for the first 50 games he plays in 2023, which will be funded by dodgers.
It’s unclear if any MLB teams would be willing to sign Trevor Bauer
Ball is a talented pitcher, an All-Star and Cy Young Award winner. No matter how talented he is, some teams will still choose not to be associated with the controversial figure.
Only time will tell how the remainder of Ball’s professional baseball career will end.