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Main League Baseball and the gamers’ union agreed Wednesday to increase Trevor Bauer’s paid administrative leave by means of April 22, based on a league supply.
The choice got here 5 days earlier than Bauer’s depart was set to run out Sunday. After ending final season on depart following accusations of sexual assault, Bauer has been on depart this season since March 11. He has not performed for the Dodgers or been across the staff throughout that point.
Bauer was cleared in February of legal costs stemming from the allegations that had been introduced towards him by a girl final June, however he might nonetheless be suspended by Commissioner Rob Manfred if MLB finds he violated the league’s sexual assault coverage. The league might additionally defer self-discipline to the Dodgers.
The league is continuous to actively examine Bauer, who has continued to obtain his wage whereas on depart. A call might come earlier than Bauer’s present depart expires. The league and union might additionally agree to increase Bauer’s depart once more.
The expectation is that Bauer shall be suspended and received’t pitch for the Dodgers once more.
Bauer initially went on depart July 2 of final 12 months, a number of days after a San Diego girl sought a restraining order towards him. The restraining order was later denied, and the Los Angeles County district legal professional’s workplace declined to file legal costs towards the pitcher earlier this 12 months.
Bauer has denied any wrongdoing, claiming he and the lady had consensual tough intercourse.
Bauer additionally requested that the Pasadena Police Division provide cellphone data from the lady that his attorneys argued would present the lady had “a plan to hunt tough intercourse so she might later search to revenue.” Nonetheless, that request was denied by a judge earlier this month.