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Report: Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer won’t pitch again this year

Report: Dodgers' Trevor Bauer won't play again this year

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer recently had his paid administrative leave extended a seventh time through Sept. 3 by MLB and the MLB Players Association as he continues to face allegations of sexual assault. 

The City of Pasadena Police Department turned the case over to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office ahead of this past weekend, and ESPN’s Jeff Passan has since provided an in-depth look at what could be next for the 30-year-old right-hander. 

Interestingly, Passan left no doubt Bauer’s 2021 season is over. 

“If the DA does not make a decision on charges before the end of the season, Bauer almost certainly will remain on administrative leave,” Passan explained. “If he’s charged, MLB would either extend his administrative leave or use the paid-suspension provision in the policy.

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“If he’s not charged, a suspension will be coming, and even if Bauer appeals, the lack of an immediate stay will prevent him from returning.” 

Passan also said that Bauer could be facing anywhere between a one- and two-year suspension following a league investigation into the allegations made against the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner. He could be hit with the longest domestic violence ban since MLB implemented its policy in the summer of 2015. 

It’s unclear if the Dodgers will welcome Bauer back or if any team would accept him assuming he’ll be cleared to play at some point in 2022, 2023, or 2024. 



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