Agent of potential Mets, Yankees free agent target Trevor Bauer clarifies RHP's stance on one-year deals

Garrett Stepien
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Trevor Bauer pitches against Pirates
Trevor Bauer pitches against Pirates

Trevor Bauer, a potential target for the Mets and Yankees when MLB free agency begins, has said in the past that his preference would be to only sign one-year deals. Bauer's agent, Rachel Luba, took to Twitter and clarified Sunday evening what the RHP's stance is ahead of what should be a busy offseason.

"For everyone reaching out about @BauerOutage’s previous comments regarding a desire to do only 1-year deals:

"We are open to & will be considering ALL types of deals," Luba said in a tweet.

Bauer, 29, is widely expected to be a coveted free agent after he produced his career-best season in 2020 with the Cincinnati Reds. A frontrunner for the NL Cy Young Award, Bauer went 5-4 with a 1.74 ERA in 11 starts on the 60-game regular season, pitching two shutouts.

In 73 innings, Bauer fanned 100 and issued 17 free passes, plus three hit batters and one intentional walk. He put an exclamation mark on his year in the NL Wild Card series against the Atlanta Braves.

The Red lost a 1-0 pitchers' duel with Bauer on the mound against LHP Max Fried and the Braves on Sept. 30 in Game 1, but Bauer churned out a better performance. Bauer struck out 12 in 7.2 shutout innings, surrendering two hits and walking none.