Back to the Columbus Crew Newsfeed

Trevor Bauer 'ready to compete,' debuts in Japanese minors

Related Topics: Trevor Bauer

YOKOSUKA, Japan -- Shunned by Major League Baseball clubs, Trevor Bauer is trying to find his way in Japan, where fans are drawn by his celebrity status and seem unconcerned by domestic violence allegations against him.

The 2020 Cy Young Award winner pitched his first competitive game in almost two years Sunday and said he is almost ready to debut in Japanese baseball.

Pitching for the Yokohama BayStars' minor league team in nearby Yokosuka, Japan -- the home of the United States Seventh Fleet -- Bauer allowed four hits and no runs and struck out six in four innings before 2,600 fans.