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Friday, September 10, 2021

Source: Los Angeles Dodgers P Trevor Bauer’s season is over as MLB administrative leave extended through postseason

What had evolved into an inevitability became an official ruling on Friday, when Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed to extend Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave through what remains of the 2021 season, a league official told ESPN.

Bauer, who has been away from the Los Angeles Dodgers since MLB first began a separate investigation on July 2, will remain on administrative leave for the rest of September and all of October. MLB is not expected to decide on a potential suspension until the offseason, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

As part of a statement, Bauer’s co-agents, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, wrote: “Today Mr. Bauer agreed to extend his administrative leave through the playoffs in a measure of good faith and in an effort to minimize any distraction to the Dodgers organization and his teammates. He continues to cooperate with the MLB investigation and refute the baseless allegations against him.”

Bauer has been accused of sexual assault by a San Diego woman who stated in a request for a temporary restraining order that he choked her unconscious on multiple occasions, sodomized her without consent and punched her all over her body over the course of two sexual encounters at his Pasadena, California, home on April 22 and May 16, the latter of which left her with injuries that prompted medical attention. The woman said the encounters were initially consensual—including a request to be choked unconscious, as depicted in messages between her and Bauer—but stated during a lengthy testimony that Bauer took it too far.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 10, 2021 at 03:11 PM | 54 comment(s)
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Saturday, August 14, 2021

Dodgers star Trevor Bauer, on leave amid assault probe, was subject of previous protection order

A police report obtained by The Post shows that in 2017, during an incident at Bauer’s apartment, the Ohio woman attempted to show officers photos of injuries to her eyes that she said were caused by Bauer, who played for Cleveland at the time. The police arrested her for underage drinking. (The woman was an adult but not of legal drinking age; The Post is not specifying her age in order to not disclose identifying details.) There is no indication in the report of what, if anything, police did to investigate her allegations.

The Post also obtained copies of messages Bauer allegedly sent the woman, which her lawyers said prompted her to seek an order of protection. “I don’t feel like spending time in jail for killing someone,” reads one. “And that’s what would happen if I saw you again.”

The Ohio woman’s allegations, which have not previously been reported, pose a new test for Major League Baseball, which is investigating Bauer over the California woman’s assault claims and is grappling with other allegations of mistreatment of women by players and coaches. Before Bauer was put on paid leave last month, he was one of baseball’s top stars, having won the Cy Young Award as the National League’s best pitcher in 2020, the same year the Ohio woman sought the order of protection. In February, he signed a three-year, $102 million deal with the Dodgers that includes $40 million in 2021, the highest single-season salary in MLB history.

In a statement to The Post, Bauer’s lawyer and agent, Jon Fetterolf, and agent Rachel Luba called the allegations of physical abuse against Bauer “categorically false.” They questioned the validity of the photographs, which they said were provided “years after the alleged incidents and with no corroboration,” and the threatening messages. They have called the California woman’s claims “baseless” and “defamatory.”

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 14, 2021 at 03:40 PM | 51 comment(s)
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Monday, July 26, 2021

Majority of Dodgers players do not want Trevor Bauer to rejoin team, per report

It’s unclear when Bauer will be able to return to baseball—a suspension under MLB’s domestic violence policy looms in addition to potential criminal charges—but, when he is, he may not be welcome in his own clubhouse. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times says many Dodgers players do not want Bauer back. From DiGiovanna:

Bauer’s career is in jeopardy, and his stay with the Dodgers could be over, the sexual-assault allegations having turned a pitcher in his prime into a pariah in his own clubhouse, where no teammate has spoken publicly about him or come to his defense. Two people with knowledge of Dodgers clubhouse dynamics, who are unauthorized to speak publicly about the situation, said that a majority of players do not want Bauer back under any circumstances. 

The Dodgers signed Bauer to a three-year, $102 million contract with multiple opt-outs this past offseason. Under the domestic violence policy, the Dodgers can not release Bauer until the investigation is complete and he serves any discipline. If the team does release him at some point, they would still own him the balance of his contract.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 26, 2021 at 12:07 PM | 24 comment(s)
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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer facing allegations of assault

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Trevor Bauer is facing allegations of assault by a woman stemming from previous sexual encounter.

The Pasadena, California police department said it is investigating the alleged assault, which it says occurred around the middle of May. The case could be turned over to the district attorney’s office as soon as Wednesday, a source told ESPN, at which point a decision would be made on whether it will move forward.

The woman was granted a domestic violence restraining order in L.A. County Superior Court against Bauer, according to her attorney, Marc Garelick, who alleged in a statement that his client “suffered severe physical and emotional pain” as a result of a “recent assault” from Bauer.

Garelick issued a statement Tuesday, writing, “Our goal is to keep Mr. Bauer from contacting our client in any way possible. We anticipate there will be criminal action against Mr. Bauer, and it is our hope law enforcement will take our client’s allegations and case seriously.”

Bauer’s attorney, Jon Fetterolf, released a lengthy statement to ESPN denying any wrongdoing on behalf of his client. In the statement, Fetterolf described the relationship as “consensual” and called the woman’s allegations “baseless” and “defamatory.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 30, 2021 at 12:05 AM | 115 comment(s)
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Thursday, April 08, 2021

Umpires remove ball for likely inspection in Trevor Bauer’s start

Umpires at Wednesday’s Athletics-Los Angeles Dodgers game reportedly removed a ball from the field, ostensibly for inspection, following Trevor Bauer’s first inning of work.

A’s radio announcer Vince Cotroneo shared the news during Wednesday’s contest, which ended in a 4-3 A’s win on Mitch Moreland’s walk-off single.

If nothing else, the optics of this situation are interesting. Bauer, the prized Dodgers righty, has publicly challenged MLB and commissioner Rob Manfred repeatedly throughout the years.

On March 24, MLB reportedly issued a memo in an attempt to enforce the ban of foreign substances on baseballs.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 08, 2021 at 09:57 AM | 9 comment(s)
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