MLB and the players union extended Trevor Bauer’s administrative vacation to April 16, meaning the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting pitcher would miss the start of the season.
After a lady in Southern California accused him of abuse during two separate sexual encounters earlier in the year.
He was suspended without pay for seven days beginning on July 2 in accordance with the union and MLB’s joint domestic violence and sexual assault policy.
After June 29th, Bauer did not throw a pitch. In his rookie year with the Dodgers, he made 17 appearances and posted an 8-2 record with a 2.59 ERA.
The $28 million he was owed for 2020 was already paid to him, and he signed a three-year, $102 million contract in the summer.
Attorneys in Los Angeles dropped assault and domestic violence allegations against Bauer last month.
Trevor Bauer’s Time with the Los Angeles Dodgers
Trevor Bauer inked a three-year, $102 million contract with the National League powerhouse Los Angeles Dodgers after winning the National League Cy Young Award with the Cincinnati Reds in the truncated 2020 season.
The veteran pitcher has made 17 starts for the Dodgers this season, compiling a record of 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA, a 1.003 WHIP, and 137 strikeouts.
After allegations of sexual assault surfaced on July 2, 2021, he was placed on administrative leave.
The MLB and MLBPA mutually agreed to extend his administrative absence through the end of the 2021 season on September 10, 2021.
The Dodgers’ ongoing payment of a $38 million salary is at the heart of the matter. Bauer is outraged that he should be penalised financially in the form of a wage cut if he is suspended.
It appears as though both the Dodgers and the league would be comfortable with merely retiring him into a pension. Insiders don’t expect the 2020 Cy Young winner to return to the Dodgers.
Supporters of Bauer, who believe he has been exonerated and should return soon, and opponents.
Who believe the accusation is enough to have him banned from baseball, have lit a touchpaper in southern California over his case.