Major League Baseball extended Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave once again on Friday, as the Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander still faces possible disciplinary action by the league even as the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced he would not face charges after a California woman claims he assaulted her.
Bauer, 31, had his administrative leave extended nine times after a woman claimed he exploited her sexually and punched her during two encounters that were otherwise consensual; Bauer has maintained the woman consented to all his actions.
Bauer’s leave was extended, with the consent of the MLB Players’ Assn. from Sunday – the mandatory date for spring training camps following the settlement of MLB’s 99-day lockout on Thursday – through March 19, and could be extended again.
Trevor Bauer was placed on leave in early July and did not pitch the rest of the 2021 season.
He did not pitch again for the Dodgers after he was first placed on administrative leave in July…