Trevor Bauer will start spring training the same way he ended the 2021 MLB season: on administrative leave, waiting for someone to make a firm decision.
MLB placed Bauer back on paid leave Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shaikin, continuing a state of limbo that has been in place since he was accused of sexual assault last July. The leave reportedly extends through March 19 and can be further extended by agreement between the league and MLBPA.
The offseason brought at least one resolution to Bauer’s case when the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office opted to not bring charges against the pitcher, but MLB’s investigation in the case has continued after a pause due to the lockout.
The league is reportedly expected to pursue an interview with Bauer and give him a chance to respond to its findings.
What’s left to figure out with Trevor Bauer?
Bauer is likely facing a lengthy suspension, but there are still a number of variables that could decide how long he is away…