Major League Baseball placed Trevor Bauer on administrative leave on Friday, just three days after an assault allegation was levelled against the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher.
The commissioner’s office stated in a statement that the MLB is still investigating the allegations against Trevor Bauer. “While we have not made a decision in this case, we have taken the decision to immediately place Mr. Bauer on seven day administrative leave.” MLB continues to gather information as part of our ongoing investigation, which is concurrently with the Pasadena Police Department’s active criminal investigation.
This leave was granted under the 2015 joint domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault policy that MLB and the players’ union adopted. It can be used as a first step towards a longer suspension. In the past, players have been granted administrative leave under the policy.
Bauer was not present at the Dodgers’ meeting with President Joe Biden earlier Friday, to celebrate their World Series win last year. He was scheduled to start Sunday against Washington Nationals.
Marc Garelick, Marc Garelick’s lawyer, stated that Bauer obtained a protection order against her under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act. It was the result of an attack by Bauer which left the woman who requested the order in “severe emotional and physical pain.”
According to The Athletic, the protection order contains multiple graphic images of the woman who submitted the request. According to The Athletic, the woman stated that Bauer had assaulted her twice on the 67-page ex parte document. According to the document, both the woman and Bauer punched her in the face, pushed her down the throat and strangled her until she was unconscious multiple times.
According to the woman, the alleged assaults occurred during consensual sexual encounters. According to The Athletic’s request, the woman claimed that she sustained injuries in the second encounter. These included two black eyes and bruising to her lips.
Pasadena police spokesperson Lt. Bill Grisafe confirmed that the department is investigating allegations of Bauer’s assault, but did not provide any further details. The hearing in Bauer’s case will take place on July 23.
Jon Fetterolf was one of Bauer’s agents. He has denied the claims. He claimed that Bauer had met the woman in April and that they had a brief, consensual sexual relationship.
Fetterolf stated that Fetterolf’s basis for filing a protection request is fraudulent and nonexistent. She also deliberately leaves out key facts and information and her own communications. Fetterolf stated that any allegations that the encounters between the couple were not 100 percent consensual are false, defamatory and will be denied to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Fetterolf stated that Bauer asked Bauer several times for “rough” sexual encounters and demanded to be “choked out” as well as slapped in her face.
Fetterolf claimed Bauer, and the woman, remained friendly in their text messages following their encounters.
Fetterolf stated that Bauer and the woman have not corresponded in over a month, and they haven’t seen one another for six weeks.
Rachel Luba, Bauer’s agent, sent a tweet late Thursday saying: “As both an agent and attorney, it is important that I reiterate that I will always defend clients when I believe that the allegations made are false — I will continue doing that.” I have access to a lot more information than was publicly available and I’m confident that the truth will be revealed.
Bauer, a right-hander aged 30, joined the Dodgers with a $102million contract over three years. This comes after he won his first NL Cy Young Award with Cincinnati Reds. He is currently 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA.
Past domestic violence policy players include Julio Urias, Yankees closer Aroldischapman, pitcher Domingo German and Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs shortstop, Toronto pitcher Roberto Osuna and Jose Reyes, Colorado shortstop, and Hector Olivera, Atlanta outfielder.