Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer’s MLB leave extended
Trevor Bauer’s MLB future remains unclear amid allegations of sexual assault.
MLB announced Thursday that Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended for another seven days after it originally began on July 2. He was placed on leave after a woman accused him of sexual assault in Pasadena earlier this year. The second seven-day period begins Friday.
MLB said its investigation into the allegations is ongoing.
Shortly after MLB’s announcement, the Dodgers pitcher’s co-agents, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, released another statement reiterating their denial.
“We continue to refute [the woman’s] allegations in the strongest possible terms and Mr. Bauer vehemently denies her account of their two meetings,” the statement read. “Again, administrative leave is neither a disciplinary action nor does it in any way reflect a finding in the league’s investigation.”
In a report filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on June 29, the woman accused Bauer of nonconsensual sex on two occasions in April and May at Bauer’s Pasadena home. She accused Bauer of choking her unconscious, sodomizing her and punching her.
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended by seven days.Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
The woman also obtained a temporary restraining order against Bauer in Pasadena, and a hearing is scheduled for July 23 to determine whether the temporary restraining order against Bauer will remain in place.
Bauer, who turned 30 in January, has not been charged or arrested. The Pasadena police are investigating Bauer for felony assault.
The Dodgers canceled their planned Aug. 19 Bauer bobblehead night and have pulled his merchandise from stores.