Trevor Bauer out for rest of season amid assault allegations
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss the rest of the 2021 Major League Baseball regular season and postseason after the league and the MLB Players Association agreed to extend his paid administrative leave, The Athletic reports.
Why it matters: This is the ninth time Bauer's leave was extended. The 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner was initially placed on seven-day paid administrative leave on July 2 amid assault allegations.
Flashback: A woman alleges Bauer assaulted her on two occasions, but he has denied the allegations.
- Bauer's agents Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba said that the pitcher's relationship with the accuser was consensual and spanned from 2016 to 2019.
- The Pasadena Police Department presented its investigation on Bauer to the district attorney’s office on Aug. 27, according to The Athletic, and Lt. Carolyn Gordon said at the time that it was "currently under review."
- MLB is also investigating the allegations.
What they're saying: "Today Mr. Bauer agreed to extend his administrative leave through the playoffs in a measure of good faith and in an effort to minimize any distraction to the Dodgers organization and his teammates," Bauer's agents said in a statement, per CNBC.
- "He continues to cooperate with the MLB investigation and refute the baseless allegations against him," the statement reads. "Again, by definition administrative leave is neither a disciplinary action nor does it in any way reflect a finding in the league's investigation."
- The Dodgers and league declined to comment, according to CNBC.