Trevor Bauer is an American baseball player in Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he currently plays as a pitcher. Bauer started his career in the MLB nearly a decade ago after a renowned career in college baseball. He started playing in the MLB for the Arizona Diamondbacks for one season before switching to the Cleveland Indians in 2013. From 2019 until 2020, he played for the Cincinnati Reds until coming to the Dodgers for the 2021 season.
The success of his MLB career helped lead Bauer to sign a three contract with the Dodgers, widely considered to be one of the best teams in the MLB. Bauer's total career earnings are estimated to be more than $30 million. Initially, Bauer started his baseball career in high school before enrolling at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In his sophomore year, UCLA experienced one of their best winning streaks with 22 game victories and topped off the season in 2010 with a College World Series appearance. Bauer's performance helped accelerate his career after college and put him on the radar for top MLB recruiters. Moreover, he ended his college career by winning the National Pitcher of the Year Award. As a result, he was selected in the 2011 MLB Draft for the Diamondbacks and quickly reached the major leagues.
Bauer's career includes many highlights and awards, including the Golden Spikes Award in 2011 and the NL Cy Young Award in 2020. In addition, Bauer also had a notable performance in the 2018 MLB All-Star game. However, while playing for the Indians and Reds, Bauer struggled to progress his career and became a free agent in 2020 before signing with the Dodgers. During his first season in LA, Bauer as a pitcher brought in the most strikeout and innings pitched in the league. Yet he was suspended from the MLB following an investigation surrounding sexual assault allegations.