Dodgers P Trevor Bauer to miss rest of 2021 amid sexual assault investigation
Dodgers P Trevor Bauer will not pitch again for the Los Angeles this season. Bauer has been on administrative leave from MLB since July amid severe allegations of sexual assault from a woman in California. On Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB.com reported this:
Trevor Bauer is expected to remain on administrative leave through the season and playoffs and not pitch for again this season. With things in a holding patter, time short and him understanding it’s better not to be a distraction for the Dodgers, he is prepared to wait til 2022.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 10, 2021
Immediately after the report became public, both Rachel Luba and Jon Fetterhoff (Bauer’s agents) released a statement
“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. Again, by definition, administrative leave is neither a disciplinary action nor does it in any way reflect a finding in the league’s investigation.”
Police in Pasadena, California have finished their investigation into the matter and it is now all in the hands of the LA County District Attorney’s office. Bauer, who is in his 1st season as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has vehemently denied the claims as has his agents and attorneys.