Former MLB pitcher Trevor Bauer, who sued and lost against Deadspin, hopes to make a comeback in the Majors.
The pitcher appeared remorseful as he went on Fox News, telling America’s Newsroom host Bill Hemmer about his past mistakes, recklessness, and agreeing to do things he shouldn’t have. He also claimed to be making changes.
„For example, I no longer engage in casual sexual relationships,“ said Bauer.
As well-documented, Bauer was accused of choking a woman until she lost consciousness, hitting her in the head, and sodomizing her without consent which he denied. (He was never arrested or charged with a crimebut was suspended by MLB for violating their policies against sexual assault and domestic violence.)
Now, months later settling with the woman – and pitching in Japan for the Yokohama DeNA Bay Stars – the right-hander hopes MLB teams come calling. Bauer said his agents have spoken with several teams, but no contract or spring training invitation has materialized yet.
„That’s my goal— to play baseball here in the United States,“ he said. „I would love a second chance to do things better.“
Not only is he a terrible person, Bauer also seems to be a terrible teammate.
Bauer also mentioned that there is still a pending court case against him and he’s confident he will prevail.
He also admitted to being „immature“ regarding media coverage surrounding him.
„I made a lot of people in the media upset as well,“ Bauer said. „I handled things very immaturely when people wrote things about me that I disagreed with.“
The free agent sued Deadspin over three statements in this 2021 article about a restraining order a woman obtained after a sexual encounter with Bauer.
Honorable Judge Paul A. Crotty of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York refuted Bauer’s claims:
„From the petition and accompanying medical records, it is apparent that subsequent to the encounter (the woman) had with Bauer, a doctor – (not the woman) herself – diagnosed her with ’significant head and facial trauma‘ and symptoms of basilar skull fracture, including ‚raccoon eyes‘ and a ‚battle sign,‘ observable indicators of a possible fracture … These symptoms were not only ’self-reported‘ but were based on the initial examination and observation of (the woman) by a doctor. This means that the true bridge between the challenged statements – (Bauer) fractured (the woman’s) skull, as diagnosed by an initial CT scan – and reality – (Bauer) caused (the woman) facial trauma that a doctor originally diagnosed as symptoms of a skull fracture – is narrow enough to leave the ‚core‘ or ’sting‘ of the statements unchanged.“
Crotty continued: „Whether these injuries were a skull fracture or just ’significant head and facial trauma‘ and bruising, it doesn’t change the nature of the accusations and would have no different effect on the mind of the reader.“