Sunday ESPN reported that MLB officials are hoping to meet with the woman who said she was sexually assaulted by Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer sooner rather than later.
The 2020 National League Cy Young award winner has already been placed on seven-day administrative leave and cannot go to the Dodgers complex.
Bauer and the woman both admit that their sexual encounter was consensual — at least initially. However, the woman alleges that he soon choked her, rendering her unconscious, and struck her in the face and elsewhere on her body.
Last week, the accuser was granted a temporary restraining order against Bauer, with a hearing set for July 23rd.
Bauer, 30, has openly denied all the allegations of assault.
ESPN reports that Major League Baseball is in the midst of an investigation against Bauer. At this point, investigators have spoken with the woman’s attorney but not to her directly.