Sep 10, 2021 - Sports

Trevor Bauer out for rest of season amid assault allegations

Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on during the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer looks on during the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants. Photo: Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

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.

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.
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