Trevor Bauer (Yokohama DeNA), who has entered the Japanese professional baseball and is showing off his dignity as a Cy Young Award pitcher, is already interested in the next year’s move and ransom.
Bauer, who won the 2020 Major League National League Cy Young Award, obtained free agency status after the season and succeeded in signing a 3-year, $102 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.메이저사이트
However, his fate changed during the 2021 season when he was caught up in sexual assault allegations. He was placed on administrative leave by the MLB and was unable to play for a year and a half until the 2022 season. The investigation was conducted for nearly a year and a half, and the prosecution avoided prosecution by not prosecuting. In December of last year, the Major League Secretariat reduced the suspension of play. However, the Los Angeles Dodgers released Bauer with a one-year contract left in January.
Bauer, who was unable to find a new team in the major leagues, signed a contract with Yokohama for 3 million dollars (approximately 4 billion won) for one year in March and started a new start in Nippon Professional Baseball. Bauer, who built up his body step by step in the second team due to his late contract, made his Nippon Professional Baseball debut in early May.
Bauer, who recorded victory with 7 hits (1 home run), 9 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings in his debut game in Japan in early May, was beaten with 7 runs in 2 consecutive games. There was an opinion that he was analyzed by Japan’s microscope baseball, so he went down to the 2nd team and adjusted the quick motion etc. and returned.
After recovering from the 1st team, he is repeating stable pitching. Except for two games he was battered, he made 15 quality starts in 16 games. In the match against Hiroshima on August 3, he threw 123 pitches until the 10th inning and played a scoreless counterattack. On the 25th, against Chunichi, he threw 126 pitches and achieved his 10th win of the season with 2 runs in 8 innings.
Bauer started the season a month late, but is 10-4 with a 2.75 ERA in 18 appearances. He is tied for second place, one win behind the league leader in most wins (11 wins). He is second in the category with 128 strikeouts. There is a difference between 1st and 9th. Quality starts are tied for first place in the league (15 times), and innings (130 innings) are fourth.
Most Japanese pitchers pitch once a week with a 5-6 day break, but Bauer is making up for a month gap in wins and innings by volunteering to take a 4-day break as in the major leagues.
Daily Sports, a Japanese media outlet, said, “It is known that Yokohama and Bauer signed a contract for 3 million dollars for a year. As a Major League Cy Young Award winner, it is an exceptionally low price for an active major leaguer, but there is a reason. “Bauer signed a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021 for a total of $102 million. receive a salary of Because of the huge amount of income, Yokohama was able to recruit Bauer for $3 million.”
The media said, “Bauer is competing for the title with the most wins, and he is showing his original skills. Although there has been a gap in the last two years, as he has proven his ability as a starting pitcher, there may be teams that will recruit him in the major leagues next year. However, due to sexual violence issues, There are many major league clubs that reject it, so there is a possibility of playing in Japan next year.”
Meanwhile, the highest annual salary in Japanese professional baseball is 900 million yen (approximately 8.2 billion won) of Rakuten Tanaka Masahiro. The highest annual salary for a foreign player is Roberto Petagini’s 720 million yen (approximately 6.6 billion won).
The Daily Sports said, “You won’t be able to sign a contract with an annual salary of $ 3 million like this season. It is inevitable that it will become a money game.”