Bauer On Coming To Dodgers (www.mlb.com)

Bauer, 30, is coming off his best season in the big leagues. The National League Cy Award winner posted a 1.73 ERA and struck out 100 batters in 73 innings.

The opportunity to win a World Series in Los Angeles played a big role for Bauer, who went to Hart High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., and played college baseball at UCLA.