Trevor Bauer Wikik
Trevor Bauer Biography
Who is Trevor Bauer?
Major League Baseball has suspended Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for 324 games, the equivalent of two full seasons, without pay for violating its joint policy on domestic violence, s*xual assault and child abuse. The 2020 NL Cy Young winner hasn’t appeared in a game for the Dodgers since June 2021.
On June 30, Brittany Ghiroli and Katie Strang of The Athletic reported that a woman had obtained a temporary restraining order against Bauer after alleging that he had s*xually assaulted her on two occasions. The woman said he strangled her unconscious, hit her multiple times and performed s*xual acts that she did not consent to.
Bauer’s attorney, Jon Fetterolf, denied the allegations.
MLB placed Bauer on administrative leave effective July 2 and extended his leave in 14-day increments until he was ruled out for the remainder of the 2021 season last September.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office stated on February 8 that the 31-year-old would not face criminal charges stemming from the allegations. He issued a seven-minute statement on the matter on his YouTube channel:
In addition to the allegations set forth in The Athletic’s report, Gus Garcia-Roberts and Molly Hensley-Clancy of the Washington Post reported last August that an Ohio woman had filed for a temporary protective order against Bauer in June 2020.
Criminal charges are not a prerequisite under league policy for issuing a suspension. Aroldis Chapman (30 games), José Reyes (51 games) and Roberto Osuna (75 games) all received notable bans despite not being criminally charged or having their charges eventually dropped.
MLB and the MLB Players Association agreed in March to extend Bauer’s administrative leave period.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported in February that not only was Bauer expected to be suspended by MLB, but his punishment could also be extended by a year or two.
Following the conclusion of the 2021 season, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman was vague about Bauer’s long-term status with the organization.
“It’s no different from where we were in July, August and September,” he told reporters. “From our standpoint, it’s being handled by the league office. As soon as something is decided, we’ll come in and talk extensively with you. But until that happens, we have to withhold comment.”
Bauer originally signed a three-year, $102 million deal with the Dodgers during the 2021 offseason. The deal included $32 million player options for 2022 and 2023. The right-hander exercised the first of those two options last November.