Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer out for remainder of 2021 season as intercourse assault probe continues
Trevor Bauer #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers returns to the dugout after the highest of the primary inning in opposition to the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Trevor Bauer, the high-priced Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, will miss the remainder of the 2021 baseball season and postseason as legislation enforcement authorities proceed investigating claims he sexually assaulted a girl.
Bauer, who denies wrongdoing, has been on administrative depart due to that probe since earlier this summer season.
Main League Baseball and the union which represents its gamers agreed to increase Bauer’s administrative depart via the tip of the World Sequence. The settlement got here after each events acknowledged that Bauer wouldn’t be ready bodily to return to play this season.
MLB is constant its personal investigation of Bauer.
“As we speak Mr. Bauer agreed to increase his administrative depart via the playoffs in a measure of fine religion and in an effort to reduce any distraction to the Dodgers group and his teammates,” his brokers, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, stated in an announcement Friday. “He continues to cooperate with the MLB investigation and refute the baseless allegations in opposition to him.”
“Once more, by definition administrative depart is neither a disciplinary motion nor does it in any means mirror a discovering within the league’s investigation,” they added.
The Main League Baseball Gamers Affiliation and the Dodgers declined to remark.
In late August, the Pasadena, California, police division turned over findings of its investigation to the Los Angeles County district lawyer’s Workplace. The DA’s workplace has made no willpower on whether or not to cost him.
Final month, a Los Angeles choose denied a everlasting restraining order in opposition to Bauer to the 27-year-old girl who accused him of assault. She has alleged Bauer choked her to the purpose of unconsciousness and repeatedly punched her throughout two sexual encounters.
Bauer, 30, was first positioned on administrative depart on July 2 and has not pitched since June 28. He has obtained pay all through his depart.
MLB isn’t anticipated to determine whether or not to droop Bauer till prosecutors decide whether or not to cost him.
The Dodgers signed Bauer, who received the Nationwide League Cy Younger Award final 12 months as a member of the Cincinnati Reds, to a three-year, $102 million contract in February. The deal made the pitcher one of many highest paid gamers in baseball.
— CNBC’s Jabari Younger contributed to this report