Dodgers' Trevor Bauer reinstated after suspension reduced to 194 games

Trevor Bauer's preliminary 324-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's

 primary domestic violence policy was reduced to 194 games by an impartial arbitrator, who also reinstated him.

Representatives from Bauer's prison and his corporation, the Dodgers, were informed of the referee's choice Thursday afternoon

completing a seven-month grievance process and bringing some legibility to a saga that has been unfolding for the past.

Bauer has served one hundred and forty-four games of the suspension, but referee Martin Scheinman

essentially gave him credit for the time he was on MLB's restricted list in the second half of the 2021 season

So the Dodgers can have 14 days, until Jan. 6, to decide whether or not to release him or add him to their 40-man roster.

The Dodgers didn't expect a pick until sometime in January and were caught off guard by the ruling

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