With the lockout lifted, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have agreed to extend the administrative license of Trevor Bauer for another seven days (March 13-19), preventing the right-hander from reporting to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ spring training facility.
Bauer spent the final four months of the 2021 regular season on administrative leave, while battling sexual assault allegations that he and his attorneys have denied. A judge ruled in August that he was vacating a temporary restraining order a woman had filed against her that she alleged he had taken consensual rough sex too far over the course of two encounters last April and May.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office then decided not to file charges against Bauer in early February. But MLB has yet to rule on a possible suspension and has yet to interview Bauer because of the lockout, which lasted 99 days and was not lifted until players and owners agreed to a new CBA on Thursday.
Bauer’s attorneys served a subpoena requesting the Pasadena (California) Police Department to provide the accuser’s missing phone records, which his attorneys believe will “further reveal the scheme [de la mujer] to ruin reputation and career [de Bauer] and make a large amount of money by making false and misleading allegations in her petition.” The woman’s attorneys have asked that the summons be dismissed. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for April 4 in Los Angeles Superior Court. .
Bauer earned his full salary of $38 million in 2021 despite spending half the season on administrative leave and can earn up to $47 million in 2022.
Prior to the revelation that Bauer had been placed back on administrative leave, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was asked if the pitcher would be in camp and didn’t rule out the possibility.
“I don’t want to completely close the door on him being able to participate in spring training because I just don’t know enough,” Roberts said.
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Bauer, on another extended administrative leave