The Los Angeles Dodgers revealed on Thursday that pitcher Trevor Bauer has been dismissed.
He had a 194-game suspension lifted in December following an inquiry into claims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Despite being a free agent, don't anticipate him to sign with a team in New York.
Both the New York Mets and the New York Yankees, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, have no interest in signing the right-hander.
One Mets employee claimed the team "dodged a bullet" by not signing him earlier as a free agency.
Gerrit Cole, a pitcher, has loathed Bauer ever since they were UCLA teammates in college, according to Heyman, who also observed that "the Yankees could never consider him."
The pitcher was a free agent before the 2021 season, and the Mets were interested in him, but he ultimately signed with the Dodgers.
A "baseball decisionmaker" even went so far as to warn Heyman that, at this point, signing Bauer might require a "club on another planet."
The 31-year-old was released by the Dodgers after they were unable to trade for him, and ESPN's Jeff Passan said that he can now sign for $720,000 elsewhere.
His final game was on June 28, 2021, and over his career, he has thrown for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland, Cincinnati Reds, and Los Angeles Dodgers.