The Dodgers have a long history of their star players being heavily involved in the community. Justin Turner is a great example of that. JT and his wife Kourtney are always looking for ways to help the people of Los Angeles, donating a whole lot of time and money.
Clayton Kershaw and Mookie Betts are two other guys that have devoted a lot of their efforts to make the community better. And now, newest Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is doing his part to give back.
Bauer has reportedly pledged to give $1,000 for every strikeout this season to six Los Angeles non-[profit organizations. Those organizations that he is donating to are focused on STEM and youth programming, and there will be a different one for the next six months.
Going off of his highest strikeout year, that would mean Bauer is looking to donate over $253,000 to these organizations. Bauer also struck out hitters at a career-high in 2020, punching out over 12 batters per 9 innings. If the Dodgers can get that production out of him in 2021, he could be giving a lot of money to these non-profits.
Coming off of a massive contract that could be worth well over $100 million, what a great way for Bauer to make his mark early on. The Dodgers pitcher has expressed a desire to pitch every 4th day in Los Angeles, though it does not appear they are looking to grant that wish.
Bauer gets his first start for Los Angeles tonight in Colorado.