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Friday, May 13, 2022

Trevor Bauer’s Dodgers days likely numbered if he wins appeal

The Dodgers are seen as likely to cut embattled pitcher Trevor Bauer and take the financial hit — almost exactly $60 million is left on his then-record $102 million deal — should he win a big enough reduction in his two-year ban that time still remains on his contract.

Though the Dodgers are consistently not commenting on the Bauer situation, they remain PR- and fan-conscious, and key decision-makers are apparently as turned off as MLB by the allegations against Bauer, who drew a record 324-game ban (on top of the 99 games he’d already missed) in his domestic abuse case. That they may not need him – they lead MLB with a 1.78 rotation ERA – is almost beside the point.

There is believed to be little support inside the Dodgers clubhouse for Bauer, a Dodger for a half-year before he agreed to what became the longest administrative leave in sports history. Even beyond the playing field, with universally respected megastars Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, the Dodgers have two iconic sports stars with impeccable reputations, Magic Johnson and Billie Jean King, in decision-making roles, and understand an organization is more than statistics. The Dodgers, with a $290 million payroll, are run by deep-pocketed folks who get the importance of catering to the customer and can afford a financial hit.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 13, 2022 at 05:04 PM | 27 comment(s)
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Friday, April 29, 2022

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer suspended for two seasons

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has been suspended for 324 games—two full seasons—effective immediately, Major League Baseball announced on Friday.

Fifteen players have been suspended since Major League Baseball and the MLB Players’ Association unveiled its joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy in August of 2015, which grants MLB commissioner Rob Manfred the autonomy to suspend players under “just cause.” Those suspensions—not counting former reliever Felipe Vazquez, who’s serving a jail sentence for sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl—have ranged from 15 to 162 games and were the result of negotiated settlements in which players waived their right to appeal.

Bauer joined the Dodgers in February of 2021 on an inventive short-term contract that would pay him up to $85 million over the course of two seasons, but he didn’t pitch beyond June 28 of the first year.

The following day, a then-27-year-old San Diego woman filed a request for a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) in which she detailed allegations that Bauer assaulted her over the course of two sexual encounters at his Pasadena, California, home in April and May. In her declaration, the woman—whom ESPN has chosen not to name—essentially claimed Bauer took consensual rough sex too far, alleging that he choked her unconscious on multiple occasions, repeatedly scratched and punched her throughout her body, sodomized her without consent and left her with injuries that warranted a trip to the emergency room.

Bauer and his attorneys, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, firmly denied the accusations throughout, calling them “fraudulent” and “baseless” in an initial statement.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 29, 2022 at 03:13 PM | 179 comment(s)
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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Trevor Bauer files defamation lawsuit against the Athletic and writer Molly Knight

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer filed a defamation lawsuit against the Athletic and one of its former writers Tuesday, alleging “a campaign to maliciously target and harass” him.

The complaint, filed in United States District Court in Los Angeles, claims the website and the writer, Molly Knight, published knowingly false information about Bauer online and on Twitter “with hatred, ill will, and spite, with the intent to harm Mr. Bauer or in blatant disregard of the substantial likelihood of causing him harm.”

The defamation lawsuit is the second Bauer has filed this month. He previously sued the website Deadspin and its managing editor.

In that suit, Bauer noted that Deadspin had cited the Athletic in reporting that Bauer had fractured the skull of a woman who had accused him of sexual assault. The woman had not suffered a fractured skull, according to publicly available medical records she filed in court, and Bauer said the Athletic had corrected its reporting before Deadspin posted its story.

In Tuesday’s suit, however, Bauer alleged the correction was “insufficient and inaccurate” and said the Athletic had acted with “actual malice” because it had the medical records that showed a skull fracture had been ruled out.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 29, 2022 at 08:28 PM | 82 comment(s)
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Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Trevor Bauer will not face criminal charges following sexual assault allegation

After a five-month review of the Pasadena police investigation into allegations of sexual assault against him, Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer will not face criminal charges, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office determined Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the decision said.

That the district attorney decided criminal charges were not warranted does not mean Bauer has been cleared to rejoin the Dodgers. Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred retains the right to suspend Bauer. He is widely expected to do so, but not soon.

Bauer had two sexual encounters with a San Diego woman last year at his Pasadena home. The district attorney determined there as insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Bauer committed a crime.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 08, 2022 at 03:58 PM | 71 comment(s)
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