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Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer has administrative leave extended again as questions swirl

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended another 7 days yet again, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Bauer has continually been placed on 7-day periods of administrative leave since allegations of sexual assault were brought against him in late June.

The MLB continues to investigate the issue, but no evidence of apparent progress on the case has yet been released to the public. Truth be told, the Dodgers pitcher might be in jeopardy of missing the remainder of the 2021 season.

The Dodgers brought in Cole Hamels recently and traded for Max Scherzer at the deadline, but still, the loss of Bauer is a tough pill to swallow, especially considering how much money they shelled out to bring him on board this past offseason.

Though the leave that Bauer is on does not imply any wrongdoing on Bauer’s part, nor is it necessarily a precursor to punishment, it seems as though the Dodgers are prepared to be without him for the remainder of the season. They went all-out at the trade deadline, making a blockbuster deal to acquire All-Star pitcher Max Scherzer and infielder Trea Turner, and they will surely need those players if they want to have a shot at another World Series title.