Trevor Bauer’s season has reportedly come to an end.
Bauer, 30, last pitched on June 28. Major League Baseball and the MLBPA placed the Dodgers’ star pitcher on administrative leave that week because of disturbing assault allegations filed against Bauer. The administrative leave has been extended each week until now.
Major League Baseball and the MLBPA have decided to extend Bauer’s administrative leave through the end of the 2021 season, including the postseason, per insider Jeff Passan. The extended administrative leave has nothing to with the investigation or any new findings.
“Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss the remainder of the 2021 season and the postseason after MLB and the MLBPA agreed to extend his administrative leave, a league official told ESPN,” Passan reported via Twitter.
No new information has surfaced in the Trevor Bauer investigation. Him being out for the rest of the year is just an acknowledgement from the union and league that with MLB’s investigation into him ongoing and the season waning, he was not going to have time to return this year.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) September 10, 2021
This spells trouble for Trevor Bauer. Major League Baseball is clearly unable of concluding the investigation at anytime soon. Extending Bauer’s administrative leave through the end of the season allows the investigation to take its time.
An individual accused Bauer of sexual assault back in late June. Both Major League Baseball and the Pasadena Police Department are conducting investigations.
This is a big loss for the Dodgers, who once again look like the best team in baseball. Luckily for them, they landed star ace Max Scherzer in a trade earlier this year. He’s helped ease the loss of Bauer, who now won’t be pitching for the rest of the season.
The earliest we’ll see Bauer retake the mound will be next season.
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