Trevor Bauer # 27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers returns to the dugout after the top of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Trevor Bauer, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ high-priced pitcher, will miss the remainder of the 2021 baseball season and postseason as law enforcement continues to investigate allegations he sexually assaulted a woman.
Bauer, who denies wrongdoing, has been on administrative leave because of this investigation since the beginning of this summer.
Major League Baseball and the union that represents the players agreed to extend Bauer’s administrative vacation until the end of the World Series, according to a person familiar with the situation. The deal came after both parties realized that Bauer would not be physically able to play again this season.
The MLB is continuing its own investigation into Bauer.
“Today, Mr. Bauer agreed in good faith to extend his administrative vacation through the playoffs and minimize any distraction for the Dodgers organization and teammates,” his agents Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba said in a statement Friday. “He continues to cooperate with the MLB investigations and rejects the baseless allegations against him.”
“Again, administrative leave is by definition not a disciplinary measure, nor does it in any way reflect any result of the league’s investigation,” they added.
The Major League Baseball Players Association and the Dodgers declined to comment.
In late August, the Pasadena, California police released the results of their investigation to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. The prosecutor’s office has not yet made a decision as to whether he should be charged.
Last month, a Los Angeles judge denied a restraining order to the 27-year-old woman who accused Bauer of assault. She has claimed that Bauer choked her into unconsciousness and hit her repeatedly in two sexual encounters.
Bauer, 30, was given leave for the first time on July 2 and has not served since June 28. He was paid throughout his leave of absence.
The MLB is not expected to decide on Bauer’s suspension until prosecutors decide whether he will be charged.
The Dodgers signed Bauer, who won the Cy Young Award as a member of the Cincinnati Reds last year, to a three-year contract for $ 102 million in February. The deal made the pitcher one of the highest paid players in baseball.