Los Angeles Dodgers Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (27) responds in 6th inning of the MLB video game in between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 28, 2021, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.
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Major League Baseball on Thursday extended the administrative leave of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for a minimum of another 7 days as authorities continue examining accusations that he sexually attacked a lady in California.
The relocation comes as Bauer’s product has actually been gotten rid of from sale on the authorities Major League Baseball branded site run by e-commerce business Fanatics and from the Dodgers’ online shop.
The 30-year-old pitcher, who rejects misbehavior, was put on a seven-day administrative leave last Friday due to the probe, after the Dodgers insisted he would stay in their pitching rotation regardless of the lady’s stunning claims.
“With the agreement of the Players Association, MLB has extended Trevor Bauer’s placement on Administrative Leave for an additional 7 days, effective tomorrow,” MLB stated in a declaration.
“MLB’s investigation is ongoing,” it stated.
Bauer, who is among the highest-paid gamers in baseball, will be paid throughout his leave however is not permitted to play. He has actually not been criminally charged.
The Dodgers decreased to discuss the statement. The group on Wednesday canceled Bauer’s bobblehead night, which had actually been set up for Aug. 19.
Bauer’s representatives, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, in a declaration, stated, “We continue to refute [the woman’s] accusations in the greatest possible terms and Mr. Bauer emphatically rejects her account of their 2 conferences.”
“Again, administrative leave is neither a disciplinary action nor does it in any way reflect a finding in the league’s investigation,” the representatives stated.
U.S.A. Today reported recently that quickly prior to Bauer was at first put on administrative leave, a lieutenant with the Pasadena Police Department who is managing the criminal examination stated the probe “is bigger than we thought.”
“We were looking into some things, and we thought we were nearing the end,” Lt. Carolyn Gordon told USA Today. “We are not near completion.”
Bauer won the 2020 National League Cy Young award after pitching for the Cincinnati Reds.
He signed up with the World Series champ Dodgers this year, inking a three-year agreement that might eventually pay him $102 million.
Bauer’s leave was revealed the very same day that President Joe Biden hosted the Dodgers at the White House in honor of their series triumph.
His accuser stated in a current application for a court-issued limiting order versus Bauer that he had actually choked her into unconsciousness throughout 2 sexual encounters this spring. She likewise declared that throughout one encounter he punched her consistently in the face and genital areas, hurting her so severely that she was hospitalized.
She likewise declares he participated in sexual conduct that she had actually not accepted throughout among the encounters.
Bauer’s representative Fetterholf, in a declaration to CNBC recently, stated, “Mr. Bauer had a quick and completely consensual sexual relationship started by [the woman] start in April 2021. We have messages that reveal [the woman] consistently requesting ‘rough’ sexual encounters including demands to be ‘choked out’ and slapped in the face.”
Former Dodgers pitcher Dave Stewart informed the group today that he will not go to an event of the 40th anniversary of their World Series win in 1981 since of their failure to bench Bauer prior to MLB acted.
“The company isn’t what it was when we came through,” Stewart informed U.S.A. Today. “The Dodgers organization that I grew up in under the O’Malley family would never stand for that. The Dodgers should have stepped up in that situation, and they didn’t. You’ve got to have character standards.”
“I told them, ‘I can’t show up for that,'” he stated.