So far, it appears that there aren’t any teams that have shown interest in veteran right-hander Trevor Bauer.
After he was designated for assignment and later released by the Los Angeles Dodgers, some have been speculating that teams may be interested in bringing the 31-year-old on board to help their pitching staffs.
However, there doesn’t appear to be any news on Bauer since he was let go.
There have been certain fans who have expressed their desire to see Bauer get another opportunity.
But most have been adamant that he does not deserve another chance.
On Twitter, a New York Yankees analyst discussed the situation and echoed the sentiments of most around the game, saying that no team should be interested in the embattled right-hander.
Let's be honest; no MLB team should be interested in Trevor Bauer. And let's not praise these teams for doing the bare minimum. Great job on not being interested in a player that will only bring trouble with him! Here's your slap on the back, everyone. Well done.
— Stacey Gotsulias (@StaceGots) January 16, 2023
Of course, the Bauer controversy needs no introduction.
Mostly everybody knows why he was put on paid administrative leave by the Dodgers and subsequently suspended by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
His suspension was ultimately reduced from 324 games to 194 games and the right-hander has since been reinstated, though he’ll still have to sit out the first 50 games of the 2023 season.
But the common belief, as was shared in the tweet, is that teams are doing the right thing by not showing any interest in the veteran righty, out of fear of distractions off the field.
Granted, there aren’t many starting pitchers left on the free agent market, and there aren’t many available in trades, but it appears that teams are rightfully choosing to avoid any distractions.