The season is over for LA Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer after MLB extends leave
LOS ANGELES - Trevor Bauer will not play for the Los Angeles Dodgers for the remainder of the 2021 Major League Baseball season, it was announced Friday.
The Dodgers confirmed MLB and its players' union have agreed to extend his paid administrative leave through the rest of the season. The Dodgers ace has not taken the mound since late June after sexual assault allegations against him first surfaced.
Two weeks ago, the Pasadena Police Department announced it would present its case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The week prior, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied the accuser’s request for a five-year extension of a domestic violence temporary restraining order against Bauer.
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón's office has yet to file charges against the National League Cy Young Award winner and the sexual assault case is still being investigated by MLB.
In late June, a Southern California woman claimed the pitcher "got physical with her," without her consent and was granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order.
Bauer's accuser, who dubs herself an ardent San Diego Padres fan, also said she had previous sexual relationships with other major league players, including star Padres shortstop/outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr. She said her relationship with the player got her fired from the Pad Squad, the Padres' ambassador team that interacts with fans and the community.
After the allegations surfaced, Bauer was scheduled to start in a July 4 game against the Washington Nationals. However, he was placed on a seven-day paid administrative leave by MLB. Bauer has not taken the mound since June 28.
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In court documents obtained by FOX 11, the San Diego woman claims that some of the injuries she suffered from their sexual encounters left her crying and shaking. She also accuses the pitcher of choking her to the point of losing consciousness during their two sexual encounters at his Pasadena home in April and May.
Cross-examined by Bauer's attorney, Shawn Holley, about why she got back into the same bed with Bauer after leaving the restroom instead of sleeping on the couch, she said she had developed an emotional connection with him from the hours of conversation they had before going to bed, during which they both opened up about their feelings and their pasts.
Court documents reveal that the accuser took herself to the emergency room and her legal team provided images of her with two black eyes and a laceration to her lip.
FOX 11 has opted not to name the accuser at this time in accordance with policy to not identify potential victims of sexual assault.
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Bauer’s attorney denies the woman’s claims and said the activity was consensual. His attorneys provided copies of text messages and Instagram direct messages leading up to the encounters that suggest the accuser requested the rough behavior.
While Bauer technically remains with the Dodgers, the organization has slowly distanced itself from the powerhouse pitcher. Bauer’s bobblehead night scheduled for Aug. 19 was canceled and the franchise pulled all of his merchandise from the team store.
More allegations recently surfaced in a separate case involving an Ohio woman during his time in Cleveland. In that case, the accuser sought a protective order against Bauer last year after alleges the pitcher committed similar violent acts during intercourse.
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Many of Bauer’s teammates unfollowed him on social media including Mookie Betts, Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen, and Albert Pujols.
No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed in the investigations.
City News Services contributed to this report.
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