According to Jon Heyman, Dodgers right hander Trevor Bauer will not be opting out of his historic three year contract.
Bauer, 30, signed a three-year deal with the Dodgers last offseason that contained opt-outs after both the 2021 and ‘22 seasons. He made 17 starts in 2021 before being placed on administrative leave on July 2 due to the sexual assault allegations. Because he was on administrative leave rather than being suspended, he earned $38 million this year and is in position to earn $64 million more over the next two years if he doesn’t receive any formal discipline.
Dodgers face a lot of uncertainty with their starting rotation heading in to the winter. With Bauer’s status in doubt, Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw set to hit free agency, and Dustin May unlikely to be ready for Opening Day as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, the Dodgers will be faced with rebuilding their rotation this offseason.
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