Trevor Bauer’s administrative depart was prolonged Thursday for seven days via Aug. 13 by Main League Baseball and the gamers’ affiliation whereas the game’s investigators examine into allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher.
Bauer was positioned on seven days’ paid depart July 2 beneath the joint home violence, sexual assault and youngster abuse coverage adopted by MLB and the gamers’ union in 2015. MLB and the union have agreed to 4 extensions.
Police in Pasadena, California, and MLB are investigating the allegations made in opposition to Bauer by a Southern California girl who says the pitcher choked her to the purpose the place she misplaced consciousness and punched her throughout two sexual encounters this yr. The girl obtained a safety order in opposition to Bauer beneath the Home Violence Prevention Act.
In accordance with the lady’s declaration connected to the request for the safety order, she suffered accidents on account of the second encounter, together with two black eyes, a bloodied swollen lip, vital bruising and scratching to at least one facet of her face.
The pitcher’s brokers, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, have disputed the allegations and Fetterolf mentioned in an announcement that the pair’s temporary relationship was “wholly consensual.” The assertion mentioned Bauer has messages from the lady asking for the sort of “tough” sexual interactions that they had.
Attorneys for Bauer and for the lady mentioned throughout a court docket session final month they intend to name a number of witnesses, together with Bauer, and argue over the order in a listening to that’s anticipated to final three days.
That listening to in Los Angeles County Superior Court docket has been pushed again to Aug. 16.
Bauer agreed to a $102 million, three-year contract to affix his hometown Dodgers this yr after profitable his first Cy Younger Award with the Cincinnati Reds final season. Bauer is 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA in 17 begins this season.