The 31-year-old cleared waivers on Thursday and was given his unconditional release.
Bauer had been under fire after allegations of sexual assault surfaced in 2021, which led the Dodgers to place the former Cy Young on paid administrative leave.
The veteran ace was not used by the Dodgers in the 2021 postseason.
Bauer was handed a 324-game suspension at the beginning of the 2022 season.
It has since been reduced, but the Dodgers ultimately decided to designate him for assignment.
On Twitter, the team announced the news of Bauer’s official release.
Today, the Dodgers gave Trevor Bauer his unconditional release.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) January 12, 2023
This was what most people around Major League Baseball assumed would take place.
Bauer has been at the center of controversy since he came under fire for the allegations.
MLB reduced his suspension during the holidays, though it was made perfectly clear that Bauer would still need to serve the first 50 games of the 2023 season.
It is unknown whether or not any teams are interested in signing Bauer.
With him now a free agent, he can sign with any team for the league minimum of $720K.
The veteran right-hander was off to a solid start in 2021 on the heels of his Cy Young season with the Cincinnati Reds, having gone 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA in 17 starts.
Bauer has not pitched since June of that season, and it is very possible that his career might be over.
With just a month to go before spring training, it remains to be seen if a team will take a chance on him.
The Dodgers will eat the remaining $22.5 million on his contract.