NEW YORK — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss the beginning of the season after his administrative go away was prolonged via April 16 on Thursday by Main League Baseball and the gamers’ affiliation.
He was positioned on seven days’ paid go away final July 2 below the union and MLB’s joint home violence and sexual assault coverage after a Southern California girl mentioned he choked her into unconsciousness, punched her repeatedly and had anal intercourse along with her with out her consent throughout two sexual encounters earlier final yr.
MLB and the union have since agreed to a number of extensions.
“Mr. Bauer is cooperating with the MLB investigation and appears ahead to resolving this matter. He continues to arrange for the 2022 MLB season,” Bauer’s brokers, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, mentioned in an emailed assertion.
“Administrative go away shouldn’t be a disciplinary motion nor does it in any means mirror a discovering within the league’s investigation.”
Bauer didn’t pitch after June 29. He had a file of 8-2 and a 2.59 ERA in 17 appearances in his first season with the Dodgers. He was paid his $28 million wage final yr.
Los Angeles prosecutors final month determined to not cost Bauer for allegedly beating and sexually abusing the San Diego girl he met via social media.
Prosecutors have been unable to show the girl’s accusations past an affordable doubt, the Los Angeles County district lawyer’s workplace mentioned in a doc concluding their investigation.
After the prosecutors’ resolution, Bauer vehemently denied in a seven-minute video posted on YouTube that he abused the girl. He mentioned the 2 engaged in tough intercourse at her suggestion and adopted tips they agreed to upfront. Every encounter ended with them joking and her spending the night time.
The Related Press doesn’t usually establish individuals who say they’ve been victims of sexual assault.
After successful his first Cy Younger Award with the Cincinnati Reds in 2020, Bauer agreed to a $102 million, three-year contract to affix his hometown Dodgers.