Major League Baseball has finally announced a decision on the investigation into Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer. According to USA Today columnist Bob Nightengale, Bauer has been suspended for 324 games. That is equivalent to two full regular seasons.

Major League Baseball had been conducting an independent investigation into the allegations made against the Dodgers pitcher. The league apparently believes Bauer is in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

Trevor Bauer was previously placed on paid leave in July under the players' union and Major League Baseball's joint domestic violence and sexual assault policy.

The Pasadena Police Department had turned over their findings to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office, who then chose not to prosecute Bauer. That determination led many to believe that he might get back to baseball this year. However, the league continued to state that they were going to make their determination solely on their own investigation.

The woman involved alleged Bauer choked her into unconsciousness, punched her repeatedly and had sex with her without her consent during two encounters.

Typically, when a player is suspended from playing while an investigation by MLB is ongoing, they are credited with days served. However, as ESPN's Jeff Passan noted, that is not the case here:

The Dodgers pitcher's suspension starts today. So, he will be ineligible to pitch the rest of this season, all of 2023 and into the 2024 season.

Bauer, the 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner, joined his hometown Dodgers in February 2021 on a $102 million, three-year contract.