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Major League Baseball’s decision on Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is going, going … and still going.
The MLB announced on Thursday that it is extending Bauer’s administrative leave until April 29 — delayed beyond the most-recent deadline of April 13.
Bauer has been on leave since July 2021 following accusations of sexual assault made against the 31-year-old Dodgers pitcher.
As reported by OutKick’s Meg Turner, “administrative leave, in this case, is a non-disciplinary measure that guarantees a player his salary and service time while investigations continue for an additional 10 days.
“OutKick previously reported the league first put Bauer on paid leave on July 2 under the joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. It was announced he would be out for the remainder of the season in September 2021.“
After “months of investigation,” the player avoided criminal charges based on an LA Superior Court ruling announced in February.
Since that ruling, the MLB has been latent in making a determination on Bauer.
“After a thorough review of all the available evidence, including the civil restraining order proceedings, witness statements and the physical evidence, the People are unable to prove the relevant charges beyond a reasonable doubt,” announced Los Angeles’ district attorney’s office.
Bauer last played for the Dodgers on June 28, 2021.
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I hope he sues Manford and the MLBPA for this.
In a related update, Marcell Ozuna has played in all 14 games in 2022 and is hitting .291 with 4 HR 9 RBI. This after coming off a career best 1 arrest with charges of felony aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police witnessed him grabbing his wife by the neck and throwing her against a wall.
I hate to go conspiracy theory, but I can’t help but think that Trevor Bauer is being blacklisted in a rather subtle manner by MLB. I mean the DA’s office already closed out the case, so what more does MLB have to do to complete their “investigation” at this point?
I don’t understand the way they are treating Bauer at all when compared with Ozuna who actually WAS ARRESTED for assault. Bauer has never even been arrested OR charged with a crime, his case was thrown out, and yet he has been punished far worse. It’s completely upside down standards. I foresee a lawsuit in the future by Bauer over this.