Los Angeles Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer to remain away from team until at least July 27

Trevor Bauer assault allegations
Jun 18, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer reacts against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers ace pitcher Trevor Bauer was placed on administrative leave by MLB back on July 2 after allegations of sexual assault became public record.

Major League Baseball then decided to extend said leave by seven days earlier in July.

Now, according to multiple media reports, the league has once again extended his leave. This time, Bauer will remain away from the Dodgers through at least his July 23 court hearing.

This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. After these troubling allegations broke earlier in July, reports surfaced that Trevor Bauer could be facing an indefinite absence as he challenges said allegations in court.

As for MLB, the league previously noted that it is conducting an investigation in concert with the Pasadena Police Department in Southern California.

“MLB’s investigations into the allegations made against Trevor Bauer is ongoing. While no determination in the case has been made, we have made the decision to place Mr. Bauer on seven-day administrative leave effective immediately,” the league said in a statement earlier in July. “MLB continues to collect information in our ongoing investigation concurrent with Pasadena Police Department’s active criminal investigation. We will comment further at the appropriate time.”

The alleged incidents took place back in April and May with the unnamed woman claiming she was left with two black eyes, bruises all over her body, cuts on her face, and anal bleeding. She also fell unconscious multiple times due to Trevor Bauer allegedly strangling her. For his part, the reigning NL Cy Young winner denies the allegations and said the sexual encounters were consensual.

Bauer, 30, signed a three-year, $102 million contract with the defending champion Dodgers back in February after earning the National League Cy Young with the Cincinnati Reds during the shortened 60-game 2020 season.