Washington Post “Bower accused of assault, can play in Korea or Japan”
There is a prospect that Trevor Bauer (32), a top right-handed pitcher in the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB), who was released on charges of assaulting a woman, can play in Korea or Japan.
The Washington Post of the United States explained the current situation of Bower, who was designated for assignment to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 7th (local time) and said, “Bower is a polarized player (skills and personality), and other MLB teams It is questionable whether to recruit Bower.”
“In the past, MLB has a case where a player who was disciplined for violence or sexual assault has returned, but Bower will not be easy,” he said. “Bauer can freely sign contracts with teams in foreign leagues such as Korea or Japan.
With the observation that he was effectively kicked out of MLB, it is a cold-hearted view that Bower’s only place to play is in overseas leagues outside of the United States.
The reason why this media views Bower’s chances of staying in the MLB as low is because of the nature of his crime and his actions after being punished.
The Washington Post explained, “Bauer did not admit the fact of the offense and sued the victim and witnesses.”
“Bauer did not admit the fact of violence, but recently, during a police investigation, there was a phone call admitting violence,” he said, revealing the contents.
Bower sparked controversy in 2021 when it became known that he engaged in sadistic behavior accompanied by violence during sexual intercourse with a woman. He was investigated by the prosecution, and the MLB Secretariat issued a suspension of business trips according to its own rules for severe domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse.
The Dodgers team, which was watching Bower’s situation, took measures to release Bower on the 7th, accepting the payment of the remaining annual salary ($22.5 million).
Bower is the top pitcher who received the National League Cy Young Award for the 2020 season. MLB teams can recruit Bauer by paying only $720,000 (about 900 million won), which is the MLB minimum annual salary. However, there is no clear recruitment movement yet.
It is because of the gaze and criticism of the surroundings, and the personality problem of Bauer.
Bower has often caused controversies with unreasonable behavior in the past.
He was cautioned by the MLB Secretariat while flying his personal drone at spring camp in 2015, and missed a postseason game the following year after injuring his finger while fixing the drone. 스포츠토토
In 2018, he raised suspicions of illegal pitching by fellow pitchers in the league through social media, and when he failed to win the Cy Young Award that year, he compared himself with the winner and argued.
Bower frequently engaged in verbal battles with fans and reporters on social media, and in 2019 was criticized for throwing the ball out of the field after feeling dissatisfied with pitching changes.
In the 2021 exhibition game, he also performed an eccentricity, such as pitching with one eye closed against Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres).
A team that recruits troublemaker Bower has to deal with player management problems, response problems to gossip, and teamwork problems.