Report: A Majority Of Dodgers Players Don’t Want Trevor Bauer Back

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Pitcher Trevor Bauer has not exactly had the season he felt he would after he won the NL Cy Young for the Cincinnati Reds last year.

He is currently on administrative leave from the Dodgers after being accused of sexual assault.

Major League Baseball put Bauer on paid leave on July 2nd under the joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy adopted by MLB and the players union in 2015.

Now there’s a report from Los Angeles Times writer Mike DiGiovanna that Bauer has not exactly endeared himself to the Dodgers clubhouse, and a number of players would be just fine without him.

“A majority of players do not want [Trevor] Bauer back under any circumstances,” DiGiovanna wrote, according to “two people with knowledge of Dodgers clubhouse dynamics.”

The current paid administrative leave for Bauer, which the club has previously extended twice, runs through Tuesday.

Bauer was on hand in Los Angeles Friday for a court hearing, which was pushed to August 2nd as Bauer’s attorney asked for more time to prepare because of recently-received medical records and exhibits.

Right now, the three-day hearing is now set to take place on August 2nd, 3rd, and 19th.

Reports say that Bauer’s accuser will testify in the case and that her lawyers will call Bauer as a witness. Bauer’s attorney has advised him to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights.

It feels like the way things are going, Bauer won’t pitch again in 2021. What the future holds from there is anyone’s guess.

Bauer has always marched to the beat of his own drum, but this time he might really feel isolation if he’s found guilty and must stay away from the game for an extended amount of time.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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  1. Never been a fan of his but the last 4 years taught us that “anonymous” sources = nothing.

    Bauer should have taken the Watson approach and kept quiet. When those pictures circulate and your defense is “rough sex”…. dude, seriously?

    • Watson initially stated the first two women lying. Then the numbers started rising…then his lawyer said he had consensual sex with a number of them. They shut up after that ridiculous statement blew up in their face.

  2. Bauer has always been and clearly to his own detriment entirely too full of himself, overrated, unhinged, and spastic af on the field as well as off. I wouldn’t want this fucking clown anywhere near me in a locker room either. His warm up routine alone pisses me off lmao.

  3. “but this time he might really feel isolation if he’s found guilty and must stay away from the game for an extended amount of time.”

    You make it sound like all he will get is a suspension from baseball. Prison awaits him if convicted.

  4. At least MLB had enough class to remove him from playing. The NFL has done nothing about the serial sexual abuser Deshaun Watson. I’m glad the Texans have finally reached a stage to try to move him, but I think they’ve waited too long. He’ll be suspended from the league and the Texans will have nothing. More feedback from the reign of Bill O’Brien.

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