Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer has administrative leave extended again as court date looms
The Los Angeles Dodgers are still without star pitcher Trevor Bauer as he deals with sexual assault allegations and was placed on administrative leave by the MLB. Initially it was seven days, then it was extended. Now, the Dodgers star has had his leave extended once again, according to MLB insider Jeff Passan.
On administrative leave, Bauer continues to get paid by the Los Angeles Dodgers, from whom he is receiving around $1.5 million per week. Bauer has denied the allegations that he sexually assaulted the woman. Administrative leave is typically used as investigations unfold.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 14, 2021
As Passan reports, the investigations are still ongoing, hence the extension. However, Bauer is still getting paid and the Dodgers are missing his pitching now more than ever. Clayton Kershaw is on the IL and Dustin May is out for the year, and they are eerily thin at pitching.
Truth be told, the Dodgers need Bauer now more than ever, but he could be out for even longer depending on the court situation.
As Bob Nightengale reports, the last day of the leave– for now– is a few days after Bauer’s initial court date.
Trevor Bauer's extended administrative leave through July 27 is four days after he is scheduled to appear in court July 23.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 14, 2021
So, perhaps there is some clarity coming soon on Bauer’s situation, and if found guilty his time with the Dodgers and in the MLB could be in some serious jeopardy. As reported previously, there were some shocking reports and claims towards Bauer.
Stay tuned for more information regarding Bauer and his status with these sexual assault allegations surrounding him.