While speaking with reporters on Thursday, manager Dave Roberts said the plan is to still start Trevor Bauer on Sunday. Bauer is currently under investigation for assault.
“As of now, we’re in the middle of letting the commissioners office and Major League Baseball handle this,” Roberts said. “It’s in their hands. Our direction was to move forward and not do anything in regards to Trevor.”
Roberts said he’s following the lead of what Major League Baseball is telling him to do. He said that regardless of what direction the organization wanted to go, the decision is out of everybody’s hands.
“I’m in the position of following the lead of Major League Baseball,” he said. “Their recommendation was to move forward and have him start that game on Sunday. For me to try and read into it any more outside of following what they had advised me and [the Dodgers] to do, I chose to follow their lead.”
Roberts said Bauer will be on the field playing catch later today. He also added that he’s spoken privately with Bauer, but wouldn’t discuss the nature of their conversation.
Other news and notes
- The hope is that Corey Seager will be back after the All-Star break. There’s a chance he goes on a rehab assignment, but Roberts doesn’t know the timetable yet. Seager was placed on the 60-day IL yesterday.
- The Dodgers will be visiting the White House on Friday.
- If the Dodgers have to play a doubleheader because of the weather, it will take place on Saturday.