Trevor Bauer (32, Yokohama DeNA Baystars), who won the National League (NL) Cy Young Award in 2020, is continuing his geeky move in Japan.
Bauer announced his surprise fan signing event on his social media the past two days. After announcing that he would sign for 15 minutes from 12:15 to 30 pm at Yokosuka Stadium in Kanagawa Prefecture, the DeNA 2nd team stadium, he wrote, “Come see me.”
The time Bauer posted on social media was less than an hour away from the time he announced that he would start signing. Nevertheless, more than 100 fans visited the stadium, got Bauer’s autograph, and took pictures, showing great enthusiasm. 먹튀검증
Bauer said, “Despite the tight announcement, more than 100 fans came. Thank. It was really nice to be able to meet you,” he said, “I will sign 200 fans on a first-come, first-served basis tomorrow (the 2nd) from noon.”
At the same time, Bauer said, “Those who can’t come can join the Trevor Bauer official fan club. There are opportunities to participate in various events like these throughout the season. There will be more opportunities to meet in the future.” It is the club’s first individual fan club for players, with an annual membership fee of 2.2 million yen. Various products such as Bauer’s signed uniform and signed ball are given as benefits while watching the game in the special lounge.
Fan service worthy of being a major league star deserves applause, but there are also views that do not look at it well. Bauer, who signed a one-year, $4 million contract with DeNA on the 14th of last month, said at a press conference on the 24th, “I have been training alone almost without a break. He is more powerful than before and his speed is faster,” he said, confident of his debut in mid-April.
However, during practice on the 26th, Bauer suffered a pull in his right shoulder, which put the brakes on preparation for the season. He was also delayed in the actual game in the 2nd team. He’s not in rehab, but he’s still being checked and adjusted. As a result, among the fans, there were voices saying, “I like the signing event, but I want to see him throw it quickly.”
After making his major league debut in 2012, Bauer played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians (now the Guardians), Cincinnati Reds, and LA Dodgers until 2021, 222 games (1297⅔innings) in 10 seasons, 83 wins, 69 losses, 1 save, 3.79 strikeouts, 1416 strikeouts A top-notch pitcher with a dog record. His skills are excellent, but he has a strong personality, causing big and small controversies with unexpected actions.
In 2020, after receiving Cy Young from Cincinnati, he signed a free agent contract with the Dodgers for three years and $102 million, but his major league career was cut short after he was sued for sexual assault in June 2021. He was acquitted due to insufficient evidence, and the major league discipline was also eased from 324 games to 194 games after an appeal, and he was able to play games from the point after 50 games this year. However, the Dodgers, disappointed that he did not reflect after the controversy, released Bauer in January, and when no major league team found him, he moved to Japan. /email@example.com