L.A. County District Attorney To Determine If Charges Will Be Filed Against Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer
Trevor Bauer
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For the seventh time since being placed on the restricted list in July, Major League Baseball and the Players Association agreed to prolong Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave, making it even less likely he will pitch again for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season.

Bauer is being accused of assault by a San Diego woman who was granted an ex parte restraining order against him at the end of June.

That has since been dissolved after L.A. Superior Court judge Dianna Gould-Saltman determined he no longer poses a threat to the woman and that her injuries were not the result of anything she verbally objected to.

Bauer still faces the possibility of criminal charges and remains the subject of an investigation by MLB. He also was investigated by the Pasadena Police Department, who recently presented their findings to the L.A. Country District Attorney’s office.

Police spokeswoman Lt. Carolyn Gordon revealed the department did not recommend specific charges against Bauer, but whether he is held accountable ultimately will be decided by the District Attorney’s Office, via Steve Henson of the L.A. Times:

The first step toward potential criminal charges against Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was initiated Friday when the Pasadena Police Department presented results of its investigation to the L.A. County District Attorney’s office, according to police spokeswoman Lt. Carolyn Gordon.

The district attorney’s office will consider the evidence presented by the police and determine whether charges will be filed against Bauer, who is accused by a woman of assaulting her during sexual encounters at his Pasadena home April 21 and May 16. The police did not recommend specific charges. “That will be determined by the District Attorney’s office,” Gordon said.

Even if Bauer is not charged, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred still has the authority to levy a suspension.

Along with the accusations brought against him in California, Bauer is facing similar allegations from an Ohio woman who obtained a temporary order of protection because of incidents in 2017 and 2018.

Bauer’s administrative leave is due to expire on Sept. 3. Like with other extensions, the MLBPA would need to agree to him remaining on paid leave.

Kasten reportedly addressed Bauer investigation in email

Although the Dodgers have not offered much public comment on the matter, team president and CEO Stan Kasten reportedly addressed the Bauer situation in an email to employees earlier this month, condemning sexual assault and domestic violence.

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