Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, 27, will react in the sixth round of the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers MLB games at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on June 28, 2021.
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Major League Baseball on Thursday extended the leave of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for at least another seven days as police continued to investigate the allegations. He sexually assaulted a woman in California.
This move comes as a Bauer product Removed from sale Official website of Major League Baseball Operated by e-commerce company Fanatics, And from the Dodgers online store.
A 30-year-old pitcher who denies cheating Last Friday, I took a seven-day leave to investigate. After the Dodgers claimed to stay in their pitching rotation despite the shocking claims of the women.
“With the agreement of the Players Association, MLB will extend Trevor Bauer’s leave for another seven days and will come into effect tomorrow,” MLB said in a statement.
“The MLB investigation is underway.”
Bauer, one of the highest paid players in baseball, will continue to be paid during the holidays, but will not be able to play. He has not been charged with criminal charges.
The Dodgers declined to comment on the announcement. On Wednesday, the team canceled Bauer’s Bobblehead Doll Night scheduled for August 19th.
In a statement, Bauer’s agents John Fetterolf and Rachel Luba said: [the woman’s] Claims on the strongest possible terms and Mr. Bauer vehemently denied her explanation for the two meetings. “
“Once again, leave is not a disciplinary measure and does not reflect the results of the league’s findings,” the agent said.
USA Today reported last week just before Bauer’s first leaveThe Pasadena police adjutant, who oversees the criminal investigation, said the investigation was “larger than we thought.”
Lieutenant Carolyn Gordon told USA Today, “We were investigating a few things and thought we were nearing the end. We are not nearing the end.”
Bauer won the 2020 National League Cy Young Award after pitching to the Cincinnati Reds.
He joined the World Series champion Dodgers this year and signed a three-year contract that ultimately pays $ 102 million.
Bauer’s vacation was announced last Friday, the same day as the president Joe Biden To commemorate the victory of the series, we hosted the Dodgers at the White House.
His accusation said a recent court-issued detention order against Bauer had choked her unconscious during two sexual encounters this spring. She also claimed that during an encounter he hit her, repeatedly hitting her face and genitals, severely injuring her and being hospitalized.
She also claims that he engaged in sexual activity that he disagreed with in one of the encounters.
Bauer’s agent, Fetterholf, said in a statement to CNBC last week: [the woman] It will start in April 2021. I have the following message: [the woman] He repeatedly seeks “rough” sexual encounters, including a request to be “suffocated” and slapped in the face. “
Former Dodgers pitcher Dave Stewart told the team this week that he wouldn’t attend the 1981 World Series 40th Anniversary celebration because he didn’t put Bauer on the bench before MLB took action.
“The organization was not the organization when we came.” Stewart told USA Today.. “The Dodgers organization I grew up with under the O’Malley family never supported it. The Dodgers should have been strengthened in such a situation, but it wasn’t. Character Criteria Is required.
“I said to them,’I can’t show up because of that.’”