Free-agent pitcher Trevor Bauer, who won the 2020 National League Cy Young Award for the Cincinnati Reds, tweeted a YouTube video Friday afternoon that indicated he'll play nexfor the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Bauer agreed to a three-year deal worth $102 million, per multiple reports. The Reds will receive a compensation pick after the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft (likely No. 30 overall).
Bauer's agent, Rachel Luba, tweeted "down to two" Thursday afternoon, and national MLB reporters responded by indicating that the New York Mets and the Dodgers were the two teams vying for Bauer. She confirmed Bauer's agreement with Los Angeles on Friday.
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Last November, Bauer rejected the Reds' qualifying offer as expected. The offer guaranteed the Reds a compensatory pick in the 2021 MLB Draft if Bauer opted to sign elsewhere.
In December, Bauer responded to Jon Heyman's tweet that he "is too expensive for the Reds."
In his 11 regular-season starts in 2020, Bauer led the league in ERA (1.73) and WHIP (0.795).
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