Los Angeles Dodgers Chairman and CEO Stan Karsten said the decision to let Trevor Bower from the team was correct after he was accused of sexual assault.
ESPN reported on the 2nd (Korean time) that Carsten said that the decision to release Trevor Bower was the result of a unanimous decision by key decision makers.
“We did the right thing,” Carsten said. “I am delighted with what we did to arrive at the best decision. I support our decision and I am very satisfied.”
“We took our time and got as much information as possible to make sure we were making the right decision,” he continued. “We feel we made the right decision. We will move on.”
Karsten explained that the Dodgers spoke with players, coaches, staff and fans to determine Bower’s chances of returning.
On the 6th of last month, the Dodgers designated Trevor Bauer as a Designated For Assignment (DFA). When no other team wanted him within a week, he released Bower.
Upon the transfer being nominated, Bower was reported to have written in his statement that “(the executive he spoke to) wanted me to come back and pitch for the team this year.”
Carsten said he “wouldn’t disagree or disagree with me on personal conversations” about Bauer’s allegations. Carsten was reluctant to give details, but club officials disputed Bower’s statement. 메이저사이트
For Bower, who was accused of sexual assault in 2021, the Major League (MLB) Secretariat issued a two-year (324 game) suspension of business after its own investigation. However, Bower appealed and his suspension was reduced to 194 games.
Bower made his big league debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012 and went through the Cleveland Guardians and Cincinnati Reds. In 2020, he received the Cy Young Award and was awarded the honor of the best pitcher in the major leagues.
He signed a three-year, $120 million contract with the Dodgers ahead of the 2021 season.
Meanwhile, multiple foreign presses suggested that the New York Mets, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, and Minnesota Twins did not intend to take Bower, casting a shadow over his future career.