Updated May 6, 2022 - Sports

MLB suspends Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for 2 seasons for violating domestic violence policy

Trevor Bauer. Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

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.

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