Trevor Bauer shared a message Wednesday night via Twitter with fans of his new team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He said he's excited to meet and interact with fans, and sign autographs as well. But he wants people to respect his personal space and refrain from following him through a hotel demanding that he sign:
Bauer won the first National League Cy Young Award in Cincinnati Reds' history last season. He agreed earlier this month to a reported three-year deal worth $102 million with the Dodgers.
Bauer never got to sign for Reds fans at Redsfest. He missed Redsfest in Dec. 2019 because of a trip to Japan, and 2020 Redsfest was canceled because of the pandemic.
Bauer apologized late Sunday via Twitter to New York Mets fans for how "events Friday played out."
With Bauer's departure, the Reds receive a compensation pick after the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft (likely No. 30 overall).
In his 11 regular-season starts for Cincinnati in 2020, Bauer led the league in ERA (1.73) and WHIP (0.795).
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