NEW YORK – Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave was extended for seven days through July 15 by Major League Baseball and the players’ association on Thursday as sport investigators investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against the Dodgers pitcher from The Angels.
Bauer was placed on seven-day paid leave on July 2 under the joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy adopted by MLB and the players union in 2015. The paid leave has been repeatedly extended for players in the passed while investigations continue. .
Pasadena, California and MLB police are investigating the accusations made against Bauer by a Southern California woman who says the pitcher strangled her to the point where she lost consciousness and hit her during two sexual encounters earlier this year. The woman obtained a protective order against Bauer last month under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act.
According to the woman’s statement attached to the request for the protection order, she suffered injuries as a result of the second encounter, including two black eyes, a swollen and bloody lip, significant bruising and scratches on the side of her face.
“We continue to refute (the woman’s) allegations in the strongest possible terms and Mr. Bauer vehemently denies his account of their two meetings,” the pitcher’s agents Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba said in a statement. “Again, the administrative leave is not a disciplinary action nor does it in any way reflect a finding in the league’s investigation.”
Feteroff has said that his client’s interactions with the woman were entirely consensual. A hearing related to the protection order is scheduled for July 23.
Bauer agreed to a three-year, $ 102 million contract to join his hometown Dodgers earlier this year after winning his first Cy Young with the Cincinnati Reds last season. Bauer is 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA in 17 starts this season.
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