Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer will not be pitching any time soon. His administrative leave has been extended by MLB.
Bauer remains under investigation by MLB and Pasadena police after being accused of sexual assault by a woman. He’ll be on paid leave at least through August 6.
Bauer has not appeared in a game since June 28. According to a report from Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, a majority of players in the Dodgers clubhouse don’t want the 30-year-old right-hander to return to the team.
A California native, Bauer signed a three-year deal with Los Angeles this past offseason. He posted an 8-5 record with a 2.59 ERA in 17 starts before these allegations surfaced.
Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended through Aug. 6. The Dodgers pitcher remains under investigation by Pasadena police and Major League Baseball after a woman alleged he sexually assaulted her. The extension was expected and Bauer continues to get paid.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 27, 2021
Bauer was first placed on leave earlier this month, and that ruling has been extended multiple times.
He’s seemingly unlikely to pitch for the Dodgers again, if he is able to continue his MLB career at all.