LOS ANGELES (AP/CBSLA) — Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave was extended Thursday for seven days through Aug. 13 by Major League Baseball and the players’ association while the sport’s investigators check into allegations of sexual misconduct against the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher.
Bauer was placed on seven days’ paid leave July 2 under the joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy adopted by MLB and the players’ union in 2015. MLB and the union have agreed to four extensions.READ MORE: COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations Continue To Drop In Los Angeles County
The Pasadena Police Department confirmed in early July it was investigating an allegation that Bauer assaulted a San Diego woman on May 16.
The case has not yet been presented to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office.
The woman says the pitcher choked her to the point where she lost consciousness and punched her during two sexual encounters. The woman obtained a protection order against Bauer under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act.
According to the woman’s declaration attached to the request for the protection order, she suffered injuries as a result of the second encounter, including two black eyes, a bloodied swollen lip, significant bruising and scratching to one side of her face.READ MORE: Joshua Wells, 29, Arrested In Connection To Double Murder Of Long Beach Couple Over Alleged Parking Dispute
The Los Angeles Times reported last month that many Dodgers players do not want Bauer to return to the team.
The pitcher’s agents, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, have disputed the allegations and Fetterolf said in a statement that the pair’s brief relationship was “wholly consensual.” The statement said Bauer has messages from the woman asking for the kind of “rough” sexual interactions they had.
Attorneys for Bauer and for the woman said during a court session last month they intend to call several witnesses, including Bauer, and argue over the order in a hearing that’s expected to last three days.
That hearing in L.A. County Superior Court has been pushed back to Aug. 16.
Bauer agreed to a $102 million, three-year contract to join his hometown Dodgers this year after winning his first Cy Young Award with the Cincinnati Reds last season. Bauer is 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA in 17 starts this season.MORE NEWS: SpaceX Inspiration4, With All-Civilian Crew, Splashed Down In Atlantic Ocean Saturday After Historic 3 Day Mission
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