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Trevor Bauer: Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was suspended Friday for two full seasons without pay

Bauer’s prolonged suspension comes after a San Diego lady, whom the pitcher had met by social media, alleged that Bauer beat and sexually abused her final yr. She later sought — however was denied — a restraining order. Los Angeles prosecutors mentioned in February there was inadequate proof to show the lady’s accusations past an inexpensive doubt.

Bauer repeatedly has mentioned that every little thing that occurred between the 2 was consensual.

“Within the strongest potential phrases, I deny committing any violation of the league’s home violence and sexual assault coverage,” he mentioned Friday in an announcement. “I’m interesting this motion and count on to prevail. As we have now all through this course of, my representatives and I respect the confidentiality of the proceedings.”

If the suspension is upheld, Bauer will lose about $60 million in wage.

Bauer earlier this week sued his accuser in federal court docket, a transfer that got here lower than three months after prosecutors determined to not file felony costs in opposition to the pitcher. Bauer named the lady and one in all her attorneys, Niranjan Fred Thiagarajah, as defendants within the lawsuit. The Related Press doesn’t usually establish individuals who say they’ve been victims of sexual assault.

The lawsuit mentioned that “the harm to Mr. Bauer has been excessive” after the lady alleged that he had choked her into unconsciousness, punched her repeatedly and had anal intercourse along with her with out her consent throughout two sexual encounters final yr.

The pitcher has mentioned the 2 engaged in tough intercourse at his Pasadena dwelling at her suggestion and adopted pointers they agreed to upfront. Every encounter ended with them joking and her spending the evening, he mentioned.

Trevor Bauer
Bauer with the Cincinnati Reds in 2019
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 27
Starting pitcher
Born: January 17, 1991 (age 31)
North Hollywood, California
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 28, 2012, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB statistics
(through 2021 season)
Win–loss record 83–69
Earned run average 3.79
Strikeouts 1,416
Teams
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (2012)
  • Cleveland Indians (2013–2019)
  • Cincinnati Reds (2019–2020)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (2021)
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (2018)
  • All-MLB First Team (2020)
  • NL Cy Young Award (2020)
  • NL ERA leader (2020)
  • Golden Spikes Award (2011)
  • National Pitcher of the Year Award (2011)

Bauer was positioned on administrative go away final July 2 below the joint home violence and sexual assault coverage of MLB and the gamers’ affiliation. The go away has been repeatedly prolonged and Bauer continued to be paid his $32 million wage whereas on go away. He stopped getting paid Friday.

MLB introduced the suspension in a brief assertion that didn’t present particulars of the findings of its investigation, including: “In accordance with the phrases of the Coverage, the Commissioner’s Workplace is not going to problem any additional statements at this time limit.”

After successful his first Cy Younger Award with the Cincinnati Reds in 2020, Bauer agreed to a $102 million, three-year contract to affix his hometown Dodgers. He didn’t pitch after June 29 and completed with an 8-2 document and a 2.59 ERA in 17 appearances. He was paid his $28 million wage final yr.

“The Dodgers group takes all allegations of this nature very significantly and doesn’t condone or excuse any acts of home violence or sexual assault,” the group’s assertion mentioned. “We have cooperated absolutely with MLB’s investigation because it started, and we absolutely help MLB’s Joint Home Violence, Sexual Assault, and Little one Abuse Coverage, and the Commissioner’s enforcement of the Coverage. We perceive that Trevor has the fitting to enchantment the Commissioner’s determination. Due to this fact, we is not going to remark additional till the method is full.”

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