Major League Baseball on Thursday extended Trevor Bauer’s license after his initial seven-day term as MLB and police investigations into an alleged attack continue.
In a statement, the MLB said that “with the agreement of the Players’ Union” Bauer’s administrative leave will be extended for another seven days, starting on Friday.
Bauer, 30, was initially placed on administrative leave by MLB on July 2, after Pasadena police told USA TODAY Sports that their investigation into a woman’s allegations that Bauer had sexually abused her was “greater.” than we thought. ”
Under the terms of the joint MLB and MLB Players’ Association domestic violence policy, that leave was extended Thursday, limiting a week in which the Dodgers canceled a bobblehead’s night in Bauer’s honor and pulled his merchandise from online and stadium stores.
A San Diego woman has accused Bauer of piercing many parts of her body, including the side of her head, and drowning her hair to the point where she lost consciousness. She also claims that Bauer had anal sex with her without her consent.
Bauer, through his partner Jon Fetterolf, claimed that the two sexual encounters between him and the woman were consensual. Bauer can formally respond to the allegations at a July 23 hearing, during which a judge will decide whether the restraining order should be upheld.
“We continue to oppose [the woman’s] “Mr Bauer categorically denies reports of their two meetings,” Bauer associates Fetterolf and Rachel Luba said in a statement on Thursday.
Players are placed on administrative leave with the joint consent of the MLB and the association. MLBPA must consent to any extensions beyond 14 days.
In four previous cases, players who had an administrative license – during which they were paid – by the MLB eventually indulged in significant, unpaid suspensions. Suspensions as part of MLB Domestic Violence range from 15 games to a one-year ban.
Bauer signed a $ 102 million three-year deal with the Dodgers in January, joining the defending World Series champions after winning the Cy Young 2020 Award as a member of the Cincinnati Reds.