MLB Breaking News: Trevor Bauer to the Dodgers for big money

William Parlee
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Sep 30, 2020; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (27) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

In the biggest MLB news of the day, Trevor Bauer is no longer in free agency. The Los Angeles Dodgers have scooped the season’s biggest prize for an annual deal bigger than the Yankees Gerrit Cole. In the deal, he will be paid $40 million this year as the Dodgers stack their starting rotation after the San Deigo Padres stack theirs.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports it’s “a three-year deal that has opt-outs after Years 1 and 2.”

MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports, “Trevor Bauer gets $102M for 3 years from Dodgers, per source. He has opt-outs after each of the first two years; $40M in 2021, $45M in 2022. He’ll be the highest-paid player in MLB history in ’21, then again in ’22.”

Stay tuned to EmpireSportsMedia.com for more on this deal as more details are released.