MLB suspends Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for 2 seasons for violating domestic violence policy
Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected to make clear that Trevor Bauer was never charged with a crime.
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has been suspended for two seasons — or 324 games — after an "extensive investigation" for violating MLB's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, the league announced on Friday.
The big picture: The former All-Star had faced allegations of beating and sexually abusing a San Diego woman, but prosecutors declined to file charges in February after investigators said they were unable to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.
What they're saying: Bauer said in a statement that he intends to appeal the suspension and expects to prevail.
- "In the strongest possible terms, I deny committing any violation of the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy," Bauer said.
Details: Commissioner Rob Manfred said that Bauer would be suspended without pay, effective immediately.